Cunningham sat on the bench with his UD teammates but couldn’t practice with them last season because of knee and shoulder surgeries.
“I’m happy for Josh,” Miller said. “He had some time off with his injuries. He worked very hard in rehab. If anything, it should give him some peace of mind. He worked very hard to get back and shake off the rust. He’s a physical presence for us.”
Miller expects the two performances to give Cunningham confidence in the 2016-17 season. For Cunningham, the important thing was playing in a real game with his teammates for the first time.
“It felt great just to be on the court,” Cunningham said. “I really feel like the trips and the games brought us together, brought us closer. We really got a chance to learn about each other, about our strengths and weaknesses. It just made our bond tighter.”
Off the court, the Flyers had plenty of fun, visiting the historic city of Segovia near Madrid, enjoying a day at the beach in Barcelona and going on a Segway tour on the final day of the trip.
“Everything I thought Spain was going to be, it was,” Miller said. “We were in two tremendous cities. Guys did a great job taking it all in. From my perspective, looking back on the trip, even though it’s so fast and you jam a lot into it, you’ll remember it for a long time. It’s one of the best trips I’ve been on.”