The Kings and Quincy Miller plan to engage in negotiations after the All-Star break about a deal that covers the rest of the season, league sources told Shams Charania of RealGM. The forward’s second 10-day deal expired Sunday, so the Kings will either have to agree to a contract for the balance of the season or leave him in free agency.
Sacramento has 14 players already signed through season’s end, as our roster counts show, so a new deal with Miller would limit the team’s flexibility. The Kings are one of the most active teams in trade talks, with rumors surrounding Nik Stauskas, Derrick Williams, Jason Thompson, Ramon Sessions, so it wouldn’t be entirely surprising to see the club wait until after the trade deadline to strike any deal with Miller, though that’s just my speculation. The team is also reportedly in talks with George Karl, who coached Miller in Denver, about taking over the head coaching job.
Miller, whom Kings GM Pete D’Alessandro drafted 38th overall when he was Nuggets GM in 2012, has seen 10.2 minutes per game in six appearances for Sacramento. He’ll represent the affiliate of the Kings in the forthcoming D-League All-Star Game.