Our exit interview series on the 2024 Clippers moves forward with a look at Jordan Miller, the team’s second-round rookie.

Basic Information

Height: 6’5

Weight: 194 pounds

Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard

Age: 24

Years in NBA: 1

Key NBA Stats: 1.6 points and 0.6 rebounds in 3.5 minutes per game across 8 games played (0 starts) on 55.6/50/100 (1/2 3PA, 2/2 FTA) shooting splits (65.8 True Shooting)

G-League Stats: 20.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.4 blocks in 30.3 minutes per game across 39 games played (regular season + showcase cup) on 48.9/35.3/82.9 shooting splits (4.7 3PA and 4.2 FTA per game)

Awards: All G-League Rookie First Team

Expectations

As the 48th pick in the draft, there were virtually no expectations for Jordan Miller entering the 2024 season. Even though he was an older rookie, Miller was signed to a two-way contract, meaning he would spend significant time in the G-League.

Fans hoped that Miller would play well in Ontario, work on his three-point shooting, and get some reps in the NBA in garbage time.

Reality

Those expectations largely came to fruition. As a guard/smaller wing on a roster chock-full of players with similar dimensions on full NBA deals, Miller was buried very deep on the Clippers depth chart, playing in fewer minutes (28) than any other player on the team who was on the roster from start to finish. And, of course, all of those minutes were garbage time, so there’s almost nothing to take away from them.

Miller’s time in the G-League, however, was a different story. He played in 39 games, significantly more than any other rostered Clippers’ player, and acquitted himself very well. If you don’t count Brandon Boston Jr., who played in just four G-League games, Miller led the Ontario Clippers in scoring, and did so fairly efficiently. For a player who was not a high volume scorer in college, Miller’s ability to create shots, make threes at decent volume and efficiency, and get to the line were all promising. Moreover, Miller flashed his all-around game which was so attractive as a college player, racking up sizable rebound, assist, and defensive stats.

Miller was an older prospect, so it makes sense he would play very well in the G-League. Still, his production was impressive, and the specific tools he showed could all be useful in the NBA. It was not an incredibly dominant campaign, but I think it was enough to keep him on the NBA radar, especially as a well-rounded wing with potential 3 and D qualities.

Future with Clippers

While he was a very old rookie and therefore has a lower ceiling than most other players after their first NBA season, Jordan Miller has definitely shown enough that he should be back on the Clippers next year. If they are still “running it back” and don’t have many roster spots that could be on a two-way, but if some shake-ups happen and vets are moved, I’d love to see Miller on a full NBA deal next season. It is possible the Clippers move on from him, but just a single season after drafting him and with a strong G-League season, I’d guess he will be back.

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