This week the D-League has held a showcase in Santa Cruz during which NBA executives from around the league gathered to watch the talent assembled. Among the players there, Quincy Miller of Sacramento's affiliate Reno Bighorns drew the most attention and had interviews with the Kings, Pacers, Hawks, Thunder and Spurs.
Per a report from RealGM's Shams Charania, Miller has decided to join the Kings on a 10-day contract, which makes a lot of sense as with Rudy Gay out with injury there could be some opportunity to play at the Small Forward position (which is the 6'9" Miller's natural fit). According to Charania, the Kings are trying to get Miller to join the team in time for tonight's game against the L.A. Clippers.
Miller has ties to the current Kings front office in that he was drafted in the 2nd round by the Denver Nuggets in the 2012 NBA draft. Both Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro and Assistant Mike Bratz were part of that front office that selected him, so they've got a lot of information already. The Nuggets chose not to re-sign Miller after his second year in the league, as he posted a disappointing 4.9 points on just 36.7% from the field and 31.9% from three.
Miller has shined in the D-League however, averaging a league-high 26.3 points on 52.2% shooting and 35.6% from three. He's also getting to the line 7.5 times and converting 89.5% of his attempts. He's also averaging 7.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 3.7 blocks a game. Note that some of these numbers are inflated because of the unorthodox style that Reno plays, but it's still clear that this guy has plenty of talent. We'll see if he can harness that talent in the big leagues now.