Lakers Rumors: Quincy Miller’s Upside Intriguing Option for Los Angeles

Sometimes teams just have to take chances in the NBA, and the Los Angeles Lakers have a golden opportunity to do just that with a potential diamond in the rough in Quincy Miller. 

Shams Charania of RealGM noted that Los Angeles is one of the teams that is interested in Miller’s services:

The Lakers are in an ideal position to make some type of move, especially one that doesn’t carry a lot of risk but could turn into something big. They are not going to compete this season for a title or even playoff consideration and need to start looking toward the future and stockpiling young assets.

Miller is not the type of signing that will turn this team from a bottom-feeder into an NBA title contender overnight (those types of moves are hopefully coming down the road for Lakers fans), but his ceiling is rather high for someone Los Angeles could grab for very cheap.

He will only be 22 this season and is finally recovered from a torn ACL that he suffered in high school that plagued his game early in his college and NBA career. We are yet to see what Miller can do at the NBA level when he is fully healthy, and Los Angeles now has that chance.

Miller is such an intriguing option because he was a 5-star stud and the No. 5 overall player in the class of 2011 coming out of high school, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.

At 6’10” with explosive athleticism and leaping ability, Miller can get out in transition with guards and create opportunities by beating his man down the floor. He can also post up smaller defenders or drive around bigger ones and is a matchup nightmare for opposing coaches. He can handle the ball, rebound and is a solid passer for a forward.

His length and athleticism also help him dart into passing lanes and swat shots on the defensive side.

Simply put, Miller possesses an in...

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