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According to Shams Charania of RealGM.com, the Denver Nuggets have released backup small forward Quincy Miller.

Around 10pm on Tuesday evening, Shams Charania of RealGM.com tweeted out that our Denver Nuggets have released backup small forward, and fan favorite, Quincy Miller. This is certainly sad news for those (including me) who got to know “Q” well over the past two seasons, as the young Miller was always gracious and affable with media and fans alike.

But it’s clear that the 21 year old Miller had not yet developed enough to crack a very crowded 15-man roster. A roster that has become even more crowded with the presence of forward/guard hybrid Alonzo Gee, whose five seasons of NBA experience prior to the 2014 training camp probably gave him an edge over the still raw Miller.

According to Charania …

The Denver Nuggets are releasing forward Quincy Miller, league source tells RealGM. Miller’s deal was partially guaranteed for the season.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 22, 2014

Note that we are still awaiting official confirmation from the Nuggets ourselves.

In just two seasons with the Nuggets, Miller rarely displayed flashes of his upside but when he did the fans were elated. Appearing in 52 games last season – and starting in 16 of those – Miller averaged 4.9 ppg and 2.8 rpg in about 15 minutes per game. But regrettably Miller shot just 36.7% from the field, unacceptable for a 6’9″ forward.

Miller’s two best games as a Nugget came on January 11th versus Orlando (16 points, 11 rebounds) and late in the season on April 6th versus Houston (19 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 blocks). But while starting the final 12 games of the 2013-14 campaign, Miller failed to produce …read more