Former Georgia Tech center Daniel Miller went undrafted in Thursday’s NBA draft, but that does not mean that his NBA endeavors are over. In an article by Ken Sugiura for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , it was reported that Daniel Miller will play in the NBA’s Summer League in Las Vegas for the Washington Wizards.
Miller worked out for the Wizards during pre-draft workouts and must have left a good enough impression on Washington that they decided to bring him back for another look. Washington did not have any picks in the draft after they dealt their second round pick for cash so if Washington is looking to add to their roster through rookie free agency, Miller has a chance to impress. Miller will also get looked at by other coaches and scouts during the Summer League process, so he really needs to put his best foot forward if he wants to make a roster come this fall.
If Miller does not make a roster this fall there is always the NBA Developmental League so he can improve his skills and continue to grow as a player. It is possible for him to parlay a stint in the NBDL into making it on to a NBA roster. Former Georgia Tech guard Anthony Morrow was able to turn his NBDL opportunity into a roster spot with the Golden State Warriors in 2008, and currently Morrow plays for the New Orleans Pelicans where he averaged 8.4 points per game.
Miller will more than likely be joined by former Yellow Jackets guard, Glen Rice Jr., who was drafted in the second round of the NBA draft last season by the Wizards after a season in the Developmental League. Rice played three seasons in the Flats before being dismissed from the team in 2011-12. He has played in 11 games for Washington since.
If you want to see Daniel Miller’s games during the NBA Summer League they will be televised live starting July 12th on NBA TV and also streamed live on NBA.com for subscribers.
At 6-foot-11, 275 pounds, Miller has the frame to be able to compete on the NBA level. The downside to his game is his speed running up and down the court. Miller should be able to make a roster and make a contribution off someone’s bench in the NBA because of his defensive prowess. This summer league will be a nice opportunity for him to make an impression.
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