David Griffin believes Darius Miller is an ‘ideal fit’ in Pelicans’ improved roster
The New Orleans Pelicans will be looking to make the playoffs next season. They have assembled a roster that is comprised of promising young players and experienced veterans, all of which are dedicated to helping the team win. But while all eyes are mostly focused on Zion Williamson and Jrue Holiday, New Orleans’ Vice President of Basketball Operations David Griffin believes that reserve forward Darius Miller will play a key role in the team’s new system.
Miller, who just re-signed with the Pelicans, has been improving over the past couple of seasons. As per NBA.com, Griffin said he likes what he’s seeing from the 29-year-old forward and he’s optimistic that he can be a great contributor to the team.
“Darius has established himself as a versatile, multi-positional shooting threat and we are elated to be in position to continue to grow with him. His selfless nature, on and off the floor, makes him an ideal fit for us both in the locker room and in our community.”
After playing with the Pelicans from 2012-2015, Miller played professional basketball in Germany for two years. He returned to New Orleans and played there the past two seasons, which has seen him become a solid contributor off the bench.
It will be interesting to see how the Pelicans will utilize Miller, especially since they have JJ Redick and Brandon Ingram as their primary small forwards. But if Griffin has a plan for him, then he will most certainly log significant minutes for the team next season.