In unfortunate news for today, former Cat Darius Miller will not be in Orlando for the NBA restart with the New Orleans Pelicans.
According to Christian Clark of NOLA.con, Miller will not join the team as he is still recovering from his torn Achilles injury. Here is Clark’s tweet announcing that Miller would not be in Orlando:
Darius Miller will not travel with the team to Florida because of injury, I'm told. But he is not eligible to be replaced.
— Christian Clark (@cclark3000) July 6, 2020
Miller had been working out with the team, but will not join them in the Orlando bubble that will stage the rest of the NBA season. The Pelicans sit tied for 9th in the Western Conference, 3.5 games behind the 8-seed Memphis.
Miller also is the second former Cat to decline the invitation to Orlando, as Willie Cauley-Stein declined joining the Dallas Mavericks in the bubble due to the birth of his son. With that said, many former UK players like Anthony Davis and Bam Adebayo are expected to be present.