The Denver Nuggets will retain Quincy Miller's draft rights. "They (Denver Nuggets) made the required tender to Quincy (Miller)." said Miller's agent Dwon Clifton of Envision Sports Agency in a phone interview with me late this afternoon. According to Clifton, the Nuggets have offered Miller a non-guaranteed deal.
The ball is now in Miller's court (Miller and his camp) to either accept the deal offered by the Nuggets or to head back to the negotiating table. Clifton believes the Nuggets have plans for the talented rookie out of Baylor and expects to get a deal done in the coming days.
By tendering the contract to Miller, the Nuggets will keep his draft rights (for a year) if the two sides are unable to reach an agreement on a contract. On September 6th (tomorrow), second-round draft picks not tendered contracts by the teams that drafted them are set to become free agents. This won't be the case for the former Baylor star who averaged 10.6 points and 4.9 rebounds for the Bears last season. Miller's draft rights will be retained by the Nuggets, we'll find out soon if he'll fill the last available roster spot for Denver.
Denver Stiffs interview with Quincy Miller back on June 20th at his pre-draft workout in Denver.