Denver Nuggets A to Z: Quincy Miller

Young forward ready to compete for a job in 2014-15
by Aaron Lopez
Nuggets.com

Until 2012, the Denver Nugget never had a Q-rating. At least not in the literal sense.

As we continue to look at the Nuggets from A to Z, forward Quincy Miller is the only player in franchise history to represent the letter Q.

Miller was selected by the Nuggets in the second round (38th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft after being named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year in his one season at Baylor University.

He appeared in only seven games as a rookie but was thrust into a larger role when injuries hit the Nuggets hard in 2013-14. Miller embraced the opportunity, averaging 4.9 points and scoring in double-figures seven times.

Miller got off to a strong start at the 2014 Samsung NBA Summer league, scoring 49 points in his first two games, but he did not play after spraining his ankle in the second quarter of Denver’s fourth game.

Miller is returning to health as he prepares to compete for a job when the Nuggets open training camp at the end of September. The 6-foot-10 forward is a good 3-point shooter and can also cause problems defensively because of his length and shot-blocking ability.

Game to remember, Jan. 11, 2014

Making his second career start, Miller recorded a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds as the Nuggets beat the Orlando Magic 120-94 at Pepsi Center. Miller knocked down all six of his free-throw attempts and added two blocks and a steal.