Brandon Miller 2023 NBA Draft profile: The perfect 3-and-D fit for the Mavericks?

2023 NBA Draft, Brandon Miller
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Brandon Miller's strengths

Miller is a dynamic scorer that will be a day-one player in the NBA. Here are two of his strengths observed from a breakdown of his film.

1. Shooting

Miller is a lights-out shooter that connected on 38 percent from 3-point range during his lone season at Alabam and did so while attempting over seven threes per game. He also shot 85.9 percent from the free-throw line, which often shows that his shooting ability should translate smoothly to the next level.

Miller is confident off-the-catch and off-the-dribble to go with his deep range. The 6'9 wing has a lightning-fast release and shoots well off of movement.

He is best from the wings, particularly the left wing, but his shooting from the corners could be better. Miller shot 26.7 percent from the left corner and 31.2 percent from the right corner. He didn't get as many shots up from these two spots, but it could and should improve by getting a higher volume of attempts in the NBA.

The best thing about his shot is the speed of his release. He gets his shot off quickly without jeopardizing his form and can hit jumpers over a hand. Miller has the chance to be an elite shooter in the NBA, but that's not all he can do.

2. Upside as a pure scorer

Miller is great offensively. There's no question about that.

His shooting is the obvious thing that sticks out, but everything else he does offensively is good. His handle is improving every day and his shooting ability is going to force teams to run him off the line. Miller didn't take a ton of mid-range jumpers but his 3-point shooting ability should allow him to do it effectively. His handle is fluid and he utilizes the "hesi" constantly to sell the three and drives to the bucket.

Miller also has solid athleticism that he uses to throw down fierce dunks in transition or even in half-court sets off a put-back. This is one area that scouts are cracking down on, but it's really not an issue. His handle lets him get downhill and every defender should be on watch to get posterized as he is fearless once he takes off.