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NBA Rumors: New Orleans Hornets Sign Rookie Darius Miller

As was expected, the New Orleans Hornets have signed second round pick Darius Miller to an unspecified contract. Miller, the 45th pick in last June’s draft was the sixth man on the Kentucky Wildcat national championship team and the nation’s Sixth Man of the Year in 2011 and the top sixth man in the SEC in 2012. Miller can play both small forward and shooting guard, but will spend the majority of his time at the three. He is a talented and willing defender, a very good shooter, an excellent teammate and he has a
great motor.

He did struggle some at the Las Vegas Summer League, but to be fair the entire team was pretty bad. He should not expect much playing time as the team is deep on the perimeter, but he could get 5-10 minutes a game starting out.

Although expected, this was a very solid move as Miller will not make big mistakes, take shots away from the stars or get into trouble with coaches or teammates and he should be the perfect professional. He could prove to be one of the steals of the draft. He should become a fan favorite in the Big Easy as his selfless play and great attitude are a rarity in the league. The fact that he stayed at Kentucky knowing he would be a secondary player over transferring and being a “star” for another team shows that winning is all he cares about. With hard work, he could become a regular in the rotation very soon. Another great move for the Hornets in rounding out the 2012-13 roster.