A second-round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft after spending four year at Kentucky, Darius Miller has had a pretty successful NBA career. Sadly, or one could think thankfully, he’s being released by the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Miller had signed a multi-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, but this past offseason, he was traded to the Thunder.
After 18 games this season with a relatively young Thunder team (OKC has the second-fewest average seasons played in the NBA), Miller has been released, according to Shams Charania.
Miller is a sharpshooter, and for some of the teams looking to compete, that could come at a premium. In his 18 games, Miller shot over 40% from downtown, the second time he’s hit that mark from deep in the past three seasons.
His scoring, as compared to when he was a rotational player for the Pelicans, was cut in half. Miller should land on a team that values him, hopefully one set to play him more than 10.9 minutes per game.
Expect teams like the Hawks, Nuggets, Mavericks and/or Celtics to be potential suitors.