The OKC Thunder should consider Leonard Miller in the 2023 NBA Draft, who offers big ability in a wing package.
The 6’10 wing offers a 7’2 wingspan while coming in at 213 pounds. Playing for the G-League Ignite, Miller bounced from power forward to center for Jason Hart. He brings elite athleticism to the table, jumping out of the gym, going the length of the court in three strides, and the ability to defend multiple positions with his size and athletic ability to recover on offensive players who might get past him.
Leonard Miller can finish at the rim with either hand, ranking in the 75th percentile in the entire G-League at the cup (66%), and on layups, he made 62% of his tries. Part of this is his ability to dominate in transition, ranking in the 90th percentile, with a perfect blend of ball-handling, passing, and filling the lanes to the rim.
The drawback to Leonard Miller is his three-point shooting stroke, only falling at a 32 percent clip, though Miller did shoot 79 percent at the line in the G-League to flash his upside. Working with Chip Engelland, as Josh Giddey and now Ousmane Dieng has done (among others), will help Miller if he lands in Bricktown.
Miller can guard every position on the floor, offering rim protection on the help side or in a pinch against grown men in the G-League, while his playmaking is eye-popping for his size. Offensively, he can thrive as a cutter and pick-and-roll partner, especially with a bump in three-point production.
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