Former Orlando Magic wing Mike Miller made some interesting comments after Wednesday night’s game between the Magic and his Washington Wizards.
As you’ll remember, Miller spent two-and-a-half years with the Magic after being selected by the Magic with the fifth overall pick in 2000 NBA Draft. Miller appeared in 194 games for the Magic and was named Rookie Of The Year after the 2000-01 season in which he averaged 11.9 points per game. He scored 15.2 points per game in his second season and 16.4 in his third with the Magic. He was dealt along with Ryan Humphrey, Orlando’s 2003 First Round Pick (which eventually became Kendrick Perkins) and a 2004 2nd round draft pick (which became Sergei Lishouk) to the Memphis Grizzlies for Gordan Giricek and Drew Gooden.
First, Miller talked up the Magic.
“They have a great bench,” Miller told the media.” They have been doing it all year. They bring a lot of energy.”
Miller then admitted that he would love to return to Orlando.
“I would love to,” Miller said. “Look at what they have. For a shooter that is a dream come true. It would be exciting to go in there. Not only do they have a big guy who they have a chance to double, but they have shooters around the horn. It would be fun a experience for sure.”
Miller could be an interesting option for the Magic. It’s going to be nearly impossible for the Magic to retain both Matt Barnes and J.J. Redick after this season.
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