The Boston Celtics have agreed to a one-year, league minimum contract with undrafted free agent Malcolm Miller, according to a league source. The deal is nonguaranteed and will give Miller a training camp audition with the team.
The 22-year-old has long-term NBA potential, despite going undrafted. As a senior at Holy Cross, the 6'7" wing/forward averaged 14.5 points, 1.6 blocks and 1.3 steals in 31.7 minutes per game. He played in seven games for the Celtics in the summer league, averaging four points in 12.1 minutes per game.
Miller has a smooth stroke from downtown and hit 5-of-6 of his threes for the Celtics. He must develop his ball handling, but he's fluid and could develop the ability to slash to the rim. He also has long-term potential as a versatile defender, due to his quick feet, long arms, and explosive leaping ability.
Alabama guard Levi Randolph and Eastern Kentucky guard Corey Walden will likely join Malcolm Miller on the training camp roster. If Miller doesn't make the Celtics, he is a strong candidate to play the season for Boston's D-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws.
For more reading on Malcolm Miller's NBA potential, check out my Celtics summer league player-by-player recap here.