HoopsHype Andre Miller rumors

January 14, 2015 Updates

“I would like to close it out here,” Miller told Basketball Insiders on finishing his career with the Wizards. “I’m just enjoying this [success] and taking it one game at a time. Putting all my effort into practices and getting the most out of myself as far as being a team player. So I haven’t really thought about my contract situation. But of course I will continue to play next year barring any injuries. So let’s see what happens this summer.” Basketball Insiders

With over 40,000 career minutes already logged most guys this would be most guys’ swan song but the 38 year old Miller says he has zero plans to retire and is looking to secure a multi-year deal with the Wizards if the opportunity is presented. “I would like to close it out here,” Miller told Basketball Insiders on finishing his career with the Wizards. “I’m just enjoying this [success] and taking it one game at a time. Putting all my effort into practices and getting the most out of myself as far as being a team player. “So I haven’t really thought about my contract situation. But of course I will continue to play next year barring any injuries. So let’s see what happens this summer.” Basketball Insiders

As guys get up in age, most have an internal countdown on their plans to step aside. For Miller, with his love of the game still resonating strong in his life, his goal is to continue playing until his body can no longer stand the rigors of a grueling NBA season. “I’d like to say that’s my mentality,” Miller said of playing until the wheels come off. “But I’m preparing for the day the ball stops rolling and bouncing. I know I will eventually have to do something else. I’d like to keep saying, yes, I can keep going but you never know how thing play out.” Basketball Insiders

December 17, 2014 Updates

After the game, teammate Marcin Gortat was still pumped up about the “professor in the post” attempting a tip-dunk. “Sick, right? For a second I thought it was somebody else,” Gortat said. “Oh my God. At the end of the day, I actually feel better that he didn’t dunk it because I would be embarrassed that he did it and I haven’t done it. The guy is a true professor in the post. He’s just schooling every point guard out there on the block on how to play with pace, changing directions, speed, pump fakes and everything. It’s crazy.” Washington Post

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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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June 9, 2014 Updates

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

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