Miller playing for the Timberwolves.
|Born|| April 12, 1976|
Fort Wayne, Indiana
|Listed height||7 ft 0 in|
|Listed weight||261 lbs|
|NBA Draft||1998; Undrafted|
|1998||Bini Viaggi Livorno|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Profile at NBA.com|
Bradley Alan Miller (born April 12, 1976) is a retired American professional basketball player who played at Center/Power forward.  . He is also a member of the USA national basketball team. Miller was selected two times for the NBA All-Star Game: he is notable for being one of the only three players ever to be in an NBA All-Star Game without having been drafted (John Starks and Ben Wallace are the others).
Miller was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. While growing up in the small town of Kendallville, he attended East Noble High School. He transferred to a preparatory school (Maine Central Institute) for his senior season. He returned to Indiana to play collegiately for head coach Gene Keady at Purdue University from 1995-1999, where in his senior year helped lead the Boilermakers to a sweet 16 appearance. in his last collegiate game against Stanford, he busted his chin open several times after being re-stitched.
After college Miller was signed by the Charlotte Hornets as an undrafted free agent. He played for the Hornets for two seasons before signing with the Chicago Bulls as a free agent. In February of 2002, he was traded by the Bulls with Ron Mercer, Ron Artest and Kevin Ollie to the Indiana Pacers for Jalen Rose, Travis Best, Norman Richardson, and a second-round draft pick. In Indiana he made his first NBA All-Star Team during the 2002-2003 season.
During the 2003 offseason, he was involved in a sign-and-trade with the Sacramento Kings. He was signed to a multi-year deal by Indiana and then traded to the Kings in exchange for Scot Pollard. In the same trade, the Kings sent Hidayet Turkoglu to San Antonio Spurs, San Antonio traded Danny Ferry to Indiana and Indiana traded Ron Mercer to San Antonio. Miller made his second All-Star Game appearance during his first season with the Kings.
While playing for the Chicago Bulls, on January 12, 2002, Miller gave a hard foul to Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal. O'Neal responded by swinging at the back of Miller's head, barely missing him.
Miller played on the US team in the 1998 World Basketball Championship, winning bronze, when no NBA players were involved due to the lockout. Miller was also a member of the U.S. squad that competed in the 2006 FIBA World Championship. After much hype over the improvement of the team, the tournament ended in disappointment with a loss to Greece in the semifinal game. The team finished with the bronze medal by defeating Argentina. Despite pre-tournament assertions that the U.S. needed a good-shooting big man like Miller, he rarely played in the tournament and did not log any playing time in the decisive semifinal loss.
Despite his size, Miller is not in the mold of a traditional center. He has only averaged double-digit rebounds once in his career and has never averaged more than 1.2 blocks per season. But he is a very efficient scorer and one of the top-shooting big men in the league. For his career, he has averaged 49.7% from the field and 79.4% from the free throw line. The main thing that sets him apart from other centers is his passing. In 2005-2006, he averaged 4.7 assists per game, good for 29th in the league but far above what other centers averaged (Ben Wallace was second among centers with 1.9 APG.) The Princeton offense run by the Kings both allows and demands Miller to be a good passer, and he is typically recognized as one of the best-passing big men in the league. Miller has also recently added a three-point shot to his game. In 2005-2006, he attempted an average of 1.1 three pointers per game and made 38.6% of them. One of the main negatives about Miller is his durability, as he has never completed a full season.