Darius Miller is getting a second chance in the NBA from the franchise that drafted him five years ago, and he’s also getting another opportunity to play with a couple former Kentucky teammates.
The 6-foot-8, 235-pound forward, a second-round pick by the New Orleans Pelicans (then the Hornets) in the 2012 NBA Draft, was waived by the team after the 2014-15 season. However, he’s come to terms on a contract with the Pelicans, according to NBA reporter David Pick.
Source: New Orleans 2012 draft pick Darius Miller, a Euroleague star for Bamberg, agreed on NBA comeback deal with the Pelicans.
— David Pick (@IAmDPick) July 5, 2017
Since being let go by New Orleans, Miller had been playing professionally in Germany with Brose Bamberg. In June, the Maysville, Ky. native helped the squad capture a third-straight easyCredit BBL title in the top professional basketball league in Germany.
Last season, Miller won most valuable player honors in the BBL championship series.
With Kentucky, Miller was a part of back-to-back Final Four appearances, including a national championship in the 2011-12 season alongside Davis.
The Pelicans announced less than a week ago that another former Wildcat, James Young, is on their summer league roster. Young was a first-round pick by the Boston Celtics in the 2014 NBA Draft, but the team didn’t pick up his fourth-year option for the 2017-18 season.
The Pelicans finished 34-48 last season, finishing seven games out of a playoff spot in the loaded Western Conference.