Pelicans agree to two-year deal with forward Darius Miller

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Darius Miller

Pelicans forward Darius Miller has agreed to a 2-year, $14.25 million deal to re-sign with the team, according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The second-year is reportedly non-guaranteed.

Miller averaged 8.2 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists while shooting 36.5 percent from three-point range in 69 appearances with 15 starts for New Orleans last season.

The 46th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft by New Orleans played for the team until December of 2014 when he was released. After a successful three years overseas in Germany, the University of Kentucky re-signed with the Pelicans before the 2017-18 season.

The 6-foot-8 Miller helps stretch the floor offensively as a reliable shooter. His new salary takes New Orleans further over the salary cap but the move may help the Pelicans in a potential future trade if they do not retain Miller through the length of his deal.

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