RENO, Nev.— The Reno Bighorns have waived PG Aaron Miles due to injury after the league’s assists leader injured his left knee during the second quarter of Reno’s 124-109 loss to the Iowa Energy on Wednesday, Jan. 5.
Miles, who had started all 17 games for the Bighorns this season at the time of his injury, was averaging 8.8 assists per game. Miles also was tops in the NBA Development League with 2.5 steals per game.
The all-time Big XII assists leader is the second Bighorns starter to be waived due to injury in the last two weeks. On Dec. 30, C Nick Fazekas was waived due to injury after injuring his ankle.
Pursuant to D-League rules, the Bighorns will retain the rights of both Miles and Fazekas. Both of their return dates are unknown.
Reno is in action Wednesday at the D-League Showcase in South Padre Island, Texas, for an 11:45 a.m. PT tip-off against the Maine Red Claws. The ‘Horns return home on Jan. 15 to face the Texas Legends at 7 p.m. Fans can purchase tickets for all games by calling (775) 284-2622, visiting the Silver Legacy box office or browsing ticketmaster.com.
Reno Bighorns group tickets and fan experience packages are on sale now by calling the Bighorns front office at (775) 284-2NBA or visiting RenoBighorns.com. Fans can high-five the players, play a game-before-the-game on the Bighorns court, perform a talent routine and more.