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.
As part of four-team Steven Adams trade, Thunder also receive George Hill, Darius Miller, 2023 Denver protected first-round pick and second-round picks in 2023 (via Charlotte) and 2024 (via Washington), sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 21, 2020
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.