Andy Miller Rumors
Agent Andy Miller will be hosting a pro-day camp next week in Vegas that figures to attract a ton of scouts. Among those working out will be Kristaps Porzingis and Myles Turner, likely lottery picks, along with Christian Wood, Chris McCullough, Rakeem Christmas, Jarell Martin and Michael Frazier, all potential first or early-second round picks.
Phil Jackson, Knicks team president: When I realized that [Garnett] was available and wanted to leave Minnesota, I put a big push on (to acquire him). Andy Miller: Cleveland was involved. They were a distant third in the whole thing.
Latvian big man Kristaps Porzingis will declare for the 2015 NBA draft, his agent, Andy Miller, told ESPN.com. Porzingis is averaging 10.3 points per game, 4.5 rebounds and is shooting 33 percent from 3 in 21 minutes for his team Baloncesto Sevilla in the Spanish ACB. His numbers have been even better in Eurocup play, averaging 11.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and shooting 46 percent from 3. Porzingis burst onto the NBA draft scene about this time last year when he declared for the 2014 NBA draft. As NBA teams scrambled to get to Spain to watch him play, they became enamored with his rare combination of size, athleticism, ability to protect the rim and shooting range.
Lue’s agent of record is longtime coaching agent Lonnie Cooper, but insiders in the coaching business believe it’s only a matter of time before he reunites with the agent who represented him as a player, Andy Miller. Incidentally, Miller is known in league circles to represent another Cavs assistant, former Bucks coach Larry Drew. (Player agents are not permitted under National Basketball Association by-laws to represent coaches or management, but that hasn’t stopped nearly all the top agencies from doing it in some form or another — while the union continues to turn a blind eye.)