Michael Pellissier looks at the ramifications of Darius Miller's ruptured Achilles and what it means for the Pelicans this year and beyond
August 29, 2019, 12:17 pmDarius MillerSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Darius Miller underwent surgery for a ruptured right Achilles on Thursday.
Miller signed a two-year deal with the Pelicans this offseason but is now likely to spend all of this upcoming season on the shelf. It opens the door for New Orleans' other power forward options to earn more minutes, which will benefit players like Kenrich Williams and Nicolo Melli.
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
July 21, 2019, 7:49 pmDarius MillerSF, New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans have officially re-signed Darius Miller to a two-year deal.
Miller will be playing behind a plethora of young assets at the Pelicans' disposal. Given that the team has entered a full-blown youth movement, it is unlikely that he will earn enough meaningful minutes to make a splash in fantasy in 2019-20.
Source: Pelicans on Twitter
July 3, 2019, 11:55 amDarius MillerSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Darius Miller has agreed to a two-year, $14.25M deal to stay with the Pelicans, with the second-year being non-guaranteed.
Miller is a 3-point specialist and he will be supporting J.J. Redick as a floor-spacer next year. The Pelicans are making sure to surround their team with quality veterans and Miller will continue to provide veteran leadership for a young group of players.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
April 10, 2019, 12:43 amDarius MillerF, New Orleans Pelicans
Darius Miller (left adductor strain) showed some signs of improvement (assists and steals) but also some decline (field goal and free throw percentages) this season on his way to a top-200 overall finish.
Miller continued to function as a three-point streamer with 1.9 threes per game in his 69 games. However, threes are becoming so much more common that two per game isn’t all that valuable anymore. Miller finished in the 220-235 range on a per-game basis this season. At age 29, it’s not a wise play to bet on much more from him next season.
April 9, 2019, 2:55 pmDarius MillerF, New Orleans Pelicans
Darius Miller (left adductor strain) is out for Tuesday's tilt with the Warriors.
Miller has played his final game of the season and is well off the fantasy radar.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 4, 2019, 3:14 pmDarius MillerF, New Orleans Pelicans
Darius Miller (left adductor strain) is out vs. the Suns on Friday.
Fantasy owners can move on as Miller is likely not returning this season. Kenrich Williams, Stanley Johnson and Solomon Hill will continue to see extra minutes through the rest of the season.
Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter
April 2, 2019, 6:51 pmDarius MillerF, New Orleans Pelicans
Darius Miller (left adductor strain) is out for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.
No surprise here as Alvin Gentry recently conceded that Miller is likely out for the rest of the season. Kenrich Williams, Stanley Johnson and Solomon Hill will continue to see extra minutes through the rest of the season. None of the above are very appealing at the moment.
Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter
March 30, 2019, 1:43 pmDarius MillerF, New Orleans Pelicans
Alvin Gentry conceded that Darius Miller (left adductor strain) is likely out for the rest of the season.
Miller is dealing with a Grade 1 strain and will miss 1-to-2 weeks of action, which would've given him maybe one or two games at the end of the year anyway. Kenrich Williams and Stanley Johnson will get a little more room to operate, though there isn't a ton here for fantasy purposes.
Source: Jim Eichenhofer on Twitter
March 29, 2019, 5:11 pmDarius MillerF, New Orleans Pelicans
Darius Miller will miss 1-2 weeks of action with a Grade 1 left adductor strain.
That leaves Kenrich Williams in the starting lineup as the Pelicans’ top 3-and-D option.
Source: Will Guillory on Twitter
March 28, 2019, 9:22 pmDarius MillerF, New Orleans Pelicans
Darius Miller is out for the rest of Thursday's game against the Kings with a left upper thigh strain.
Miller went into halftime with six points and a triple and has been useful as a 3-point specialist. The thigh strain could be an issue if it's causing him to sit out the remainder of the game, so we'll keep an eye on it.
March 16, 2019, 10:29 pmDarius MillerF, New Orleans Pelicans
Darius Miller put up 16 points, two rebounds, four assists, a steal, a block and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes on Saturday night.
Miller's been a solid 3-point specialist for deeper leagues but tonight he went the extra mile. He's New Orleans' sixth man and has a relatively solid floor considering his steady playing time. Don't expect another game like this though.
March 10, 2019, 9:01 pmDarius MillerF, New Orleans Pelicans
Darius Miller established a new career-high on Sunday with seven assists, adding 10 points and three 3-pointers in a loss to the Hawks.
The Pelicans are missing Jrue Holiday and E'Twaun Moore, and tonight Miller was one of the players who took on extra playmaking duties. He's still a deep-league threes specialist but tonight was a nice bonus offering for anyone who had Miller in their lineup.
How will New Orleans fit a lot of players into limited minutes?
The Pelicans spent all season at the whims of their star and got a gift from the basketball gods in the lottery