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Darius Miller | Guard/Forward

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/21/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 225
College: Kentucky
Contract: view contract details

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The Pelicans have waived Darius Miller and Patric Young.
Miller was a surprise start on Tuesday, and was waived on Sunday. He may be able to sign on with another team, but unless that team is the 76ers, his fantasy value will be negligible. Young hadn't even got off the bench this season, and he'll likely head to the D-League. Nov 30 - 5:43 PM

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Darius Miller was a DNP-CD on Friday.

He started on Tuesday and is shooting 14.3 percent from the field this season. Miller has no fantasy value.
Nov 28 - 11:24 PM

Darius Miller will head to the bench on Friday, with Austin Rivers drawing the start at SG, and Tyreke Evans sliding over to SF.

Miller was a surprise start on Tuesday, but finished that game scoreless while adding doughnuts to each statistical category over 14 minutes of action. The start was surprising because he had no business being in a starting lineup, and he probably won't run with the starting unit again this season unless some serious injuries force coach Monty Williams’ hand. Miller can be cut in nearly all leagues.
Nov 28 - 6:14 PM

Darius Miller made his first start of the season at SF on Tuesday, but he finished scoreless with zero stats to his credit in 14 minutes of action.

Tyreke Evans slid over to SG with Eric Gordon (shoulder) out indefinitely, and the early results with Miller at SF speak for themselves. Head coach Monty Williams will likely toy around with his lineups in the coming games, and Miller's fantasy offerings are too limited to reach for him outside of deeper leagues.
Nov 25 - 11:38 PM

The Pelicans are expected to start Darius Miller in place of Eric Gordon (shoulder) on Tuesday against the Kings.

Tyreke Evans will move over to shooting guard, which is a position he thrived in last season. Obviously, Miller is not going to be the main answer here with several DNP-CDs, only 7.3 minutes per game, and 25.0 percent shooting this season. In fact, his big outlier was a 17-minute outing during the Pelicans beatdown of the Wolves 139-91 back on Nov. 14. He's only worth a look in an extremely deep league.
Nov 25 - 11:43 AM

Darius Miller returned to practice on Tuesday following the birth of his daughter, and will be available for Wednesday's game.

This is good news for the Pelicans and they will also get Luke Babbitt (finger) back for Wednesday's game. However, neither player will see enough minutes to warrant your attention and they can be left on the waiver wire in almost all leagues.
Nov 12 - 11:58 AM

Darius Miller (personal) is inactive for Saturday's game.

He is with his fiancé as they welcome their daughter into the world. Miller doesn't play enough minutes to matter in most fantasy leagues and we expect John Salmons to pick up a few extra minutes with the Pelicans on Saturday, but not enough to matter in most leagues.
Nov 8 - 1:03 PM

Pelicans swingman Darius Miller is not available on Tuesday due to personal issues.

We'll consider him day-to-day until the Pelicans provide an update, but his absence shouldn't have any impact on fantasy owners. With John Salmons (personal) and Luke Babbitt (finger) also out on Tuesday, starting SF Tyreke Evans should get all the playing time he can handle.
Nov 4 - 7:54 PM

Darius Miller was the only player who didn't leave the bench during the Pelicans' opener on Tuesday.

The third-year pro notched career-highs in most categories last season, including points (4.4), FG percentage (44.0 percent), 3-pointers (0.6), assists (1.0), steals (0.5) and minutes (16.1). Tonight's DNP-CD rules him out of contention for fantasy value.
Oct 28 - 10:56 PM

Darius Miller started again for the Pelicans on Wednesday but hit just 1-of-7 shots (a 3-pointer) for three points, one assist and two steals.

He's started at small forward in two of the Pels three preseason games, but keep in mind that Tyreke Evans is out with a hamstring injury. If Miller is still starting on opening night, he might be worth a daily flier in deep leagues, but that's a long shot.
Oct 8 - 10:57 PM

Updating a previous item, Darius Miller will start at small forward against the Heat on Saturday.

Coach Monty Williams made a change after John Salmons was listed as the starter. Miller, Salmons and Luke Babitt have very little fantasy appeal until proven otherwise.
Oct 4 - 6:21 PM

The Pelicans are still undecided on their starting small forward for next season.

Coach Monty Williams said on Thursday that Darius Miller, Luke Babbitt, and John Salmons are all competing for the starting spot. A likely scenario might also be that Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon, and Tyreke Evans all play at once alongside Omer Asik and Anthony Davis. The departure of Al-Farouq Aminu leaves a gaping hole at small forward in New Orleans, but do not expect Miller, Salmons, or Babbitt to be key fantasy contributors at any point next season.
Oct 2 - 4:14 PM

Pelicans sign G/F Darius Miller.

The terms of the contract are not disclosed, but it's likely a short-term deal. Miller actually played some point guard for the Pelicans while they were devastated by injuries in March, which may have helped him get a contract. He'll likely start the season out of the rotation.
Jul 25 - 11:12 AM

Unrestricted free agent Darius Miller has reportedly agreed to re-sign with the Pelicans.

Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. Miller was the No. 46 pick in the 2012 draft, and he averaged 4.4 points, and 1.2 rebounds through 45 games last season. He is not on the fantasy radar.
Jul 18 - 9:08 AM

In order to make salary cap room to acquire Omer Asik from the Rockets, the Pelicans will not be extending a qualifying offer to Darius Miller, according to sources.

Darius will become an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday. He was the No. 46 pick for the Pelicans in the 2012 draft, and he has compiled career averages of 3.3 points, 1.3 rebounds, and not much else. It's difficult to see Miller landing in a situation in which he'd become a reliable fantasy asset.
Jun 30 - 4:09 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Jimmer Fredette
3Russ Smith
SG1Eric Gordon
2Tyreke Evans
3Austin Rivers
SF1Luke Babbitt
2John Salmons
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
3Dante Cunningham
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Jeff Withey