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Kendrick Perkins Says He Reached Out To Apologize To Young NBA Star

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Brandon Miller of the Charlotte Hornets had a great first season in the NBA and was talked about as a Rookie of the Year contender.

He ultimately lost out on that trophy, of course, as Victor Wembanyama of the San Antonio Spurs was named the season’s best rookie.

Even though Miller received a ton of praise and attention, he was overlooked by NBA analyst Kendrick Perkins.

Speaking to SiriusXM NBA Radio, Perkins opened up about leaving Miller off his list of last year’s best rookies.

He admitted that he reached out to Miller to apologize for forgetting about him but defended himself because so few people were thinking about the Hornets last season.

“I’ve actually been searching to reach out to [Brandon Miller] to tell him I apologize [for leaving him off my All-Rookie ballot]”

In case you missed it when @KendrickPerkins joined @termineradio & @jumpshot8 at the Finals, he gives another reason why he’s not voting anymore

— SiriusXM NBA Radio (@SiriusXMNBA) June 24, 2024

The Hornets were not on many peoples’ radars last season with their 21-61 record and their 13th seed in the Eastern Conference.

But even though the Hornets were quite bad, it doesn’t mean that Miller was.

He averaged 17.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game.

He is part of the youthful Hornets’ core, which could lead to the team’s exciting future.

But in a season with so many impressive rookies, it’s not that shocking to hear that Perkins forgot about him.

Miller may have been overlooked in 2023–24, but he might not be in the seasons ahead.

The Hornets have been committing to major changes in order to work their way up the Eastern Conference standings.

If Miller and the team continue to improve, they could be in playoff contention next year.

And if that happens, Perkins will regret leaving him off this list even more.



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