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Kings to sign Quincy Miller to second 10-day contract

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The Kings recently took a chance on D-League prospect Quincy Miller, signing him to a 10-day contract.  Miller hasn't exactly lit the world on fire, but he's shown enough that the Kings are reportedly going to sign him to a second 10-day contract.  If they still like him after that, they'll have to sign him for the rest of the season.

Miller is averaging 7.0 points (.273% from the field), 4.0 rebounds and 1 assist, steal and block in the two games he has played for Sacramento.  He has been able to get to the line quite effectively, with 9 attempts in those two games.  While his shooting percentage isn't strong, the number of attempts (11) renders the sample size insignificant.

I've personally liked what little I've seen of Miller so far.  He's aggressive and decisive in his decision making, and he also moves well off the ball.  In last Friday's game against the Warriors, most of his points came off cuts to the basket where he got fouled or had the opportunity to score.  He had 13 points in that game against the best defense in the NBA, and most of that came before it was garbage time.

With the season essentially over in terms of end of the year relevance, trying out prospects and developing existing talent is of paramount importance to the Kings.  Miller is now a part of that, and we'll see if it lasts longer past this second 10-day contract.