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Darius Miller signs new contract with Pelicans

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Miller got a nice payday to stay in New Orleans.

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Darius Miller just landed his biggest payday yet.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Miller has agreed to a two-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans that is worth $14.25 million. The second year of it is non-guaranteed.

This has been quite the journey for Miller, who was originally drafted by New Orleans with the 46th overall selection in the 2012 NBA Draft after a four-year collegiate career at UK. He would appear in 102 games before being released, then ended up playing for Brose Bamberg of the German Basketball Bundesliga (BBL).

After that, Miller would get another shot with the Pelicans in the 2017-18 season, and he’s been a solid player over the last two seasons, which earned him a nice paycheck after he earned just over $4 million combined over the last two seasons. He averaged 8.2 points per game and shot 36.5 percent from deep last season for the Pelicans.

Now, the 29-year-old Miller will looked to as a veteran leader for a Pelicans roster full of young pups playing on rookie contracts, including Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and Jaxson Hayes.

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