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July 21, 2008
Final, final thoughts from summer league

A few things that I failed to mention before I go dark for a few days...

Miller regaining health

For all the talk of Brad Miller the person in his recent Q&A, there were a few revelations about Miller the player that weren't hit on.

After we discussed his five-game suspension and the reasons behind it, we talked about his health. Miller, to review, missed the last seven games of last season due to a stress fracture in his lower left leg and a bone chip in his right elbow that eventually required arthroscopic surgery.

Miller said he wasn't able to do a push-up until approximately a month ago and that he is about to gear up his training regimen. He spent the last few days of summer league working out with Kings strength and conditioning coach Daniel Shapiro, and will continue the work in Sacramento. And while his starting center job may be in Hawes' hands for the first five games, Miller didn't talk like a player ready to give it up so soon thereafter.

"I'll just start working out with Shippy (Shapiro), then head out to Sacramento and beat Spencer's (butt) in body fat (count)," Miller said with a laugh. "With the elbow, I wasn't able to lift as much as I wanted to. That's why I wanted to come out (to Vegas)...I want to make sure I get (the elbow) right and get the strength back."

Summer League slideshow

Our esteemed photographer Jose Luis Villegas spent a few days in Vegas and didn't stop at taking shots for the paper itself. He put together quite a slideshow of the session. Enjoy...

VIEW SLIDESHOW HERE

Relive the experience

* For complete stats on the Kings players during the five games, click here.

* To find box scores and even video highlights of all of the games, click here.

- Sam Amick



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