Denver Nuggets: Time To Say Goodbye To Quincy Miller – Hoops Habit
When you are three deep at every position like this year’s Denver Nuggets team is, making the choice on the final 15 to keep on the roster is anything but easy.
The team is making it a little easier on head coach Brian Shaw, as everything appears to be set for the Nuggets final roster except for that final 15th spot that usually makes up the habitual benchwarmer. Ty Lawson, Arron Afflalo, Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried, JaVale McGee, Timofey Mozgov, J.J. Hickson, Darrell Arthur, Gary Harris, Jusuf Nurkic, Nate Robinson, Randy Foye, Wilson Chandler, and Erick Green all have their roster spot locked up.
That leaves one single spot left, and head coach Brian Shaw will have to award the “benchwarmer” spot to either long-term Nuggets prospect Qunicy Miller or Alonzo Gee, an offseason acquisition the Denver Nuggets used to round out the preseason roster.
Quincy Miller has captured our attention ever since the Nuggets drafted him in the second round of the 2012 draft. A 6’11” small forward (even though NBA.com lists him at 6’9″, he’s recently grown and is taller than 6’9″), Miller definitely has an NBA build. He was actually ranked right behind Kevin Durant as the No. 2 prospect in the country when he committed to Baylor for college, so he has the basketball skill to be good too. However, he tore his ACL at Baylor, and since then he’s never been able to quite live up to his promise. He managed to start in 16 games last season when …read more