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2017 NBA Free Agency: Pelicans to bring back Darius Miller from Europe

The former Pelican has been lighting it up across the Atlantic

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According to a report from David Pick, the Adrian Wojnarowski of basketball insiders in Europe, the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to bring back Darius Miller for a second look in the NBA. Miller played three seasons in New Orleans, although just five games in 2014-15, before heading to Europe to ply his trade for Brose Bamburg in Germany.

There Miller has thrived and won consecutive league championships, including the Finals MVP in 2016. In two seasons he's shot over 40% behind the (admittedly shorter) FIBA 3-point line.

Miller was hoped to be a floor spacer after being selected in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft, but he noticably lacked confidence as his career progressed until New Orleans gave up on the project, waiving him in November 2014. Those roster spots (Patric Young was waived the same day) turned into Gal Mekel (and a bunch of other project point guards that never took hold until settling on Toney Douglas) and Dante Cunningham.

I doubt much (any?) of this contract is guaranteed and it is probably more of a training camp deal than a full-fledged NBA contract. At 27 years old, this could be Miller's last chance to make it in the big leagues. Has two years of success in Europe given him the necessary confidence to succeed in the NBA? We'll find out in October.