From Doug Smith of the Toronto Star, we have our next Raptors-related signing. According to Smith, the Raptors are reportedly going to add Malcolm Miller, a 24-year-old small forward from Maryland, to the roster by using one of their two-way contracts.
Raptors have 1st player on 2-way deal. Malcolm Miller, 6-7 SF with Alba Berlin last year, D-League (Maine) and Celtics summer league before— Doug Smith: Raptors (@SmithRaps) July 6, 2017
As outlined above, Miller tracks as a small forward (a current need for the Raptors). He was signed by the Celtics before the 2015-16 season but didn’t stick. Prior to that Miller played for the Celtics’ Summer League team, averaging 4.0 points and 1.3 rebounds in 12.1 minutes per game. Since then, there’s been a stint in the D-League and some time spent with Alba Berlin — where the Raptors have apparently nabbed him.
Not to waste time, Miller’s apparently already making moves (to Las Vegas):
Raptors have their first 2-way contract player (per @SmithRaps): SF Malcolm Miller. He'll be with them for Summer League (which starts tmrw)— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) July 6, 2017
Obviously, this is a marginal move for the Raptors, who are looking to stock both the main squad and the defending G-League champion Raptors 905. Still, as famous television detective Lester Freamon once opined: all the pieces matter.