Indiana Pacers Draft Profile: Brandon Miller of the Alabama Crimson Tide

Brandon Miller, Alabama (Photo by Brandon Sumrall/Getty Images)
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Our friends over at NBA Draftnet have likened Miller’s playstyle to that of a taller Paul George at the NBA level. Based on Miller’s physical tools and film so far, I can say that the comparison is there.

Miller projects to be proficient in scoring in a variety of ways, as he has shown the ability to take defenders off the dribble, shoot well from deep, making tough shots inside, and a solid post-game.

In addition to what he brings on the offensive end, Miller’s lanky 6’9 frame projects him as a solid defender who can get good contest on shots and block smaller players near the rim. Miller’s defensive game can be compared to that of Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jaden Mcdaniels as both players have a similar build coming out of college.

Current draft projections have Miller landing somewhere in the #6-#10 range in the 2023 draft. If the Pacers decide they want to invest in next season more, they should see a decline in wins, and would put themselves in position to draft the promising forward.

Assuming the Pacers keep Myles Turner, a potential core of Haliburton, Mathurin, Duarte, Nesmith, Nembhard, Miller, and Turner would look to be a fearsome lineup for years to come as the oldest player here would be Turner at 26. You would have your elite playmaking guard in Haliburton, designated bucket getters in Mathurin and Duarte, switchable, plus defenders in Nesmith and Nembhard, a lanky shot-blocker with a bag of offensive tricks in Miller, and a dominant rebounder, shot blocker, and 3-point shooter in Myles Turner.

The 2023 NBA Draft is set to take place June 22nd, 2023.

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