Malcolm Miller’s career as a Toronto Raptors is off to an inauspicious start. Expected to make his unofficial debut with the club in their Las Vegas Summer League opener on Friday, Miller will instead miss the entire tournament due to a right ankle sprain.
Signed to the team’s first ever two-way contract on Thursday, Miller suffered the injury sometime in the last two days of practice. With three games in the next four days, it just doesn’t make a great deal of sense to push things, and Miller will instead stay around the team and look to get a jump start on learning the team’s system.
Considering he figures to be a part of the Raptors’ plans this year – two-way players can spend up to 45 days on the NBA roster, plus any time before G-League training camp and after the G-League regular season – it would have been nice to get a closer look at him here in Vegas. A potential 3-and-D combo-forward, the 24-year-old is a nice development piece for the coming season, but fans will have to wait until the preseason to see how he looks lined up alongside some of his Raptors (or Raptors 905) teammates.
This is the second change to the Summer Raptors, as Matt Thomas was removed from the roster last week for undisclosed reasons and replaced by Canadian Mychal Mulder.
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