The all-time assist leader in Kansas history, Aaron Miles
is quite a familiar name with NBA teams. He hasnt quite found a way to latch onto a team since going undrafted in 2005, but surely made a great case for himself as an NBA player this past season. Pau Orthez quickly found out that they made the wrong choice early on by signing John Gilchrist
, and decided to bring in Miles to help get their season back on track. Miles did that and then some, helping Pau to reach the Top 16 of the Euroleague for the first time in their history, knocking off mighty CSKA Moscow once in the process, and finishing 2nd in the French league in assists with 5.8 per game. Things werent all that rosy as Pau did miss the Pro A playoffs, but Miles regardless had a very nice season.
Hell be playing with the Washington Wizards summer league next week, and in our estimation should have a good chance at making the team. Hes a pass-first point guard who is as steady and mistake-free as they come. He also plays fantastic defense, but has never been known as a scorer or outside shooting threat, something that we saw sparks of improvement from in the summer league last year. At the very worst, hes a cheap 3rd string point guard to sign for the minimum, although we think he can be more than that.