The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has waived Darius Miller and Patric Young.
Miller appeared in five games (one start) this season for the Pelicans, averaging 0.4 points and 0.2 rebounds in 8.6 minutes per game. Selected by New Orleans in the second round (46th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft, Miller has appeared in 102 career games (10 starts) over the last three seasons and averaged 3.1 points and 1.3 rebounds in 14.3 minutes per game.
Young, who signed with the Pelicans as an undrafted free agent prior to the 2014-15 season, played in seven preseason games for New Orleans and averaged 1.4 points and 3.0 rebounds in 9.3 minutes per game.
New Orleans’ roster stands at 13.
With Eric Gordon out indefinitely, it looks like Dell Demps and ownership could have something in the works by creating the sudden space on the roster. The under performance by a number of players and three straight disappointing losses may have finally broken the camels back.
Although Miller has disappointed, Young has not had much of a chance yet. Thus, it's probable to not expect some lateral move by picking up a couple of free agents but rather some larger impending splash.
I was recently told the Pelicans are being aggressive in trade talks. They just waived Darius Miller and Patric Young to open roster spots.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) November 30, 2014
New Orleans is seriously considering signing forward Dante Cunningham, sources tell Yahoo Sports. He worked out for Pelicans this weekend.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) November 30, 2014