The New Orleans Pelicans have elected not to extend a qualifying offer to small forward Darius Miller, and he will become a free agent on Tuesday, sources told The Times Picayune.
If the Pelicans would have extended Miller a $1.15 million qualifying offer, he would have become a restricted free gent and they could have matched any offer he might have received.
Miller, a former Mason County and University of Kentucky star, was the 46th pick in the second round of the NBA Draft in 2012.
He played in 45 games last season and averaged 4.4 points and 1.2 rebounds. He started the final seven games of the season.
Magic waive Lamb
The Orlando Magic waived former Kentucky guard Doron Lamb, GM Rob Hennigan announced on Monday.
Lamb's salary of $915,243 for next season would've been fully guaranteed if he wasn't waived before Wednesday, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
Lamb just completed his second NBA season, playing 53 games last season with the Magic and averaging 3.6 points in 13.1 minutes per game of action.
Lamb was originally selected by Milwaukee in the second round of the 2012 draft. He was acquired by Orlando, along with Tobias Harris and Beno Udrih in 2013 in a trade that sent J.J. Redick, Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith to the Milwaukee.
Lamb has appeared in 100 career regular season games with the Bucks and Magic.