Darius Miller traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder

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[caption id="attachment_305382" align="alignnone" width="756"] (Jonathan Bachman/NBAE via Getty Images)[/caption] Darius Miller is headed to the Oklahoma City Thunder where he will join Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Hamidou Diallo, along with Nerlens Noel should he decide to return to the franchise in free agency. Miller has been traded to OKC as part of a four-team trade that will send Steven Adams to New Orleans, joining the Jrue Holiday-to-Milwaukee trade announced earlier this week that also included Eric Bledsoe to the Pelicans. Here is what the complicated trade looks like at this time:
  • Milwaukee receives: Jrue Holiday
  • Oklahoma City receives: Darius Miller, George Hill, protected first-round pick in 2023 (via Denver), second-round pick in 2023 (via New Orleans), second-round pick in 2024 (via New Orleans)
  • New Orleans receives: Eric Bledsoe, Steven Adams, 2024 right to swap first-rounder (Milwaukee), 2025 unprotected first (via Milwaukee), 2026 right to swap first-rounder (via Milwaukee) and 2027 unprotected first (via Milwaukee)
  • Denver receives: Draft rights to first-round pick RJ Hampton
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the framework of the deal. https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1330163360403484681?s=20 After being drafted in the second round by New Orleans back in 2012, the former Kentucky forward spent time in the G League and playing professionally overseas in Germany before returning to the Pelicans in 2017 for a second stint. Last offseason, Miller signed a two-year, $14.25 million deal with the Pelicans before undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured right Achilles tendon on August 29, 2019. Now ready to return to the floor, Miller will do so alongside a few other former Kentucky Wildcats in Oklahoma City.

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2021-09-18