3. Brandon Miller
This entry is beyond expected right? Charlotte just drafted Brandon Miller with the second-overall pick in the most recent NBA Draft, and he has begun his career on an impressive note. With 13.1 points and 4.6 rebounds per game while averaging 44.2% from the field and 32.1% from three-point range, Miller has been one of the top-performing rookies so far in this still very young NBA season.
It is only going to be a matter of time before Miller becomes a full-time starter in Charlotte once the team moves on from a few veterans who are currently taking up a sizable amount of minutes. Miller was able to bounce back from a rough first start that saw him score just seven points on 3-12 from the field (0-5 from three-point range) to scoring 13 points on 5-11 from the field and making one of his two three-point attempts.
Much like the case with Mark Williams, it is about the pairing of team trajectory and future development when it comes to Miller. The expectation is that Miller will become a mainstay in the Hornets’ starting rotation, which should result in him being on the roster the next time Charlotte makes a postseason appearance.