HoopsHype Andre Miller rumors

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This process never gets old for Andre Miller, entering his first full season with the Wizards at 38 and in the last year of his contract. No matter what this season holds, this isn't a farewell for him as he plans on sticking around the NBA. "I will. I feel good. If I didn't feel good I'd say this would be the last year," said Miller, who was acquired from the Denver Nuggets in a Feb. 20 trade and will play his first preseason game tonight at the Chicago Bulls (CSN, 8 p.m. ET). "I've done a good job in training camp, taking care of my body during the summer and keeping up with the younger guys so will see where we're at towards the end of the season." CSNWashington.com

October 1, 2014 Updates

“I thought I should’ve made the all-star team maybe four or five times,” Miller said. “It’s never happened just because it’s a popularity contest. So I just find myself going out and working hard. And I think that’s what he’s done.” Washington Post

July 17, 2014 Updates

As reported here almost three weeks ago through Andre Miller's agent, the Wizards have picked up his $4.6 million option for 2014-15, CSNWashington.com has confirmed. CSNWashington.com

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The decision on whether or not to bring back Andre Miller probably will be an easy one for the Wizards, who have a team option on his $4.6 million for 2014-15. He can be bought out for about $2 million of that to clear the roster spot and make the 38-year-old a free agent. The thinking is that's a steep number to pay for a team that use a veteran such as Miller. The reason Miller worked out, after he was acquired in a Feb. 20 trade, and Eric Maynor didn't was because he's OK with limited minutes behind John Wall. CSNWashington.com

May 29, 2014 Updates

Miller, acquired in a Feb. 20 trade with the Denver Nuggets, finally gave the Wizards a competent backup for John Wall after the failed experiment with Eric Maynor. "The business side always throws you a loop. Hopefully they can figure out how to keep a nice good core group of guys together," said Miller, who is due to be paid $4.6 million for 2014-15 or be bought out for a fraction of that and become a free agent again. "I'd like to be a part of that. ... I feel like I have a lot more years left and I can be in the rotation of a lot of teams in this league." CSNWashington.com

"I told coach it's probably the first time in my career I've gotten text messages from guys saying, 'Welcome to the team.' I saved Al's number and I'm not a guy that communicates and text messages back and forth with my teammates but I text him to ask him about how he feels about the organization and his time while he's playing here," said Miller, who played for coach Randy Wittman in 1999 when he was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers. "He's like 'Dre, you've got to get over here. It's a good community. Good management. Good guys. I think you would fit in right here.' I was like, 'OK that's all I need to know. ' Everything played out just right for me. CSNWashington.com

May 16, 2014 Updates

According to the latest rumbles, Washington is leaning toward bringing back Miller next season. The 38-year-old holds an non-guaranteed salary of $4.6 million for 2014-15, so it's not a lock that the Wizards will consent to deploy a backup point guard making close to mid-level exception money. ESPN.com

April 30, 2014 Updates

Taj Gibson watched the last 7:51 of the season from the training room after rolling his left ankle. He didn’t like what he saw: The Wizards grabbed five offensive rebounds in the final 1:57 of the Game 5 75-69 loss Tuesday night at United Center. “Just frustrating,” he said. Up three, the Wizards held the ball for 1:18, buoyed by three Marcin Gortat offensive rebounds. With 16.2 seconds left and still up three, Andre Miller missed both free-throw attempts, but Nene got the rebound. When Bradley Beal missed his second free throw, Nene got another rebound. “It symbolized the way the series went,” swingman Mike Dunleavy said. “We just could not secure an offensive rebound. Chicago Sun-Times

April 22, 2014 Updates

According to one source, though, Thibodeau was concerned about Augustin’s defensive shortcomings being exposed, especially in the playoffs, when opposing coaches smell blood and attack. Sure enough, the Wizards’ guards seemed to go right after him down the stretch, whether it was John Wall, Bradley Beal or even 38-year-old Andre Miller, who scored eight of his 10 points in the fourth quarter. Chicago Sun-Times

April 20, 2014 Updates

The Wizards have a player option of the final year of Miller’s contract next season. Miller can be bought out for $2 million of his $4.6 million salary but he has helped solidify the Wizards’ bench and completed the team’s long and frustrating search for a backup to John Wall. Whereas the Wizards once dreaded when Wall sat, they can now expect Miller to maintain or lead a ignite a rally with one of his patented point guard clinics. “He has that high IQ and he’s been in the league for a long time,” Beal said. “He knows everything.” Washington Post

Just three months ago, Miller was home in Denver, working out on his own and waiting for the Nuggets to trade or release him. Golden State, Minnesota and Washington were in the mix, but the Warriors nabbed Steve Blake and the Wizards swooped in with an offer of Jan Vesely to get Miller, a move that allowed him to reach the playoffs for the 10th time in 11 years. “This was my first option, just looking at the roster, previous history with Martell [Webster], Nene and Al [Harrington],” Miller said. “This was my first choice. It was granted and I’m just happy to get here and try to get comfortable with the situation. It’s been a good experience so far. I’m going to enjoy my time here for as long as they want me here. I’m just happy to be in the playoffs, happy to be able to contribute to this team.” Washington Post

Brian Shaw on Player management: "Middle of the pack. If you would ask the players, I think they all genuinely like me. They probably would all say he would be one of the coolest coaches we played for. But with that being said, I also feel like that was taken advantage of at times. Because I'm laid back by nature and I try to leave a lot of things up to them to decide for themselves, and I need to be more directive when it comes to that. Obviously I feel that I was always open to communicate with them — I kept it real with them. But there were instances where the players felt like ... like the Andre Miller situation. He didn't feel like he was communicated with. Denver Post

"I wasn't aware that he had a streak of never gotten a DNP (did not play) before. I should have been more aware of that. I don't know if it would have changed anything. So there were instances where I clashed with guys. But I thought it was important that I got the way I wanted to do things established, got that foundation laid. So I stuck to my line. Some of it was good, some of it was not." Denver Post

March 24, 2014 Updates

Because head coach Brian Shaw and veteran Andre Miller couldn't reconcile their differences the organization was forced to trade the guard. Upon Miller's return to Denver, Shaw tried to make amends for the way things worked out. "I told him, for whatever it's worth to you, sorry for everything that's happened the way that it did," the first year head coach absolved. The point guard was reportedly displeased with Shaw's decision in playing time and the disagreement forced the club to suspend Miller for several games. 9news.com

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