The NBA TV crew grabbed an interview from Andre Miller during a Denver Nuggets-Chicago Bulls Summer League game. From what he said, we can easily gather that the old man isn't expecting a repeat of the 2013 season.
No, he's not confident that the Nuggets will make it past the first round of the playoffs. Instead he's adamant that they won't win 57 games again this season (h/t to Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer for digging up the video).
At least he's not holding back any feelings.
Miller is entering his 15th season in the NBA, so it's safe to say that he's got a pretty good handle on how a team can change from one year to the next.
However, coming right out and saying his team isn't going to be as good this time around is pretty harsh.
Most NBA players or coaches would come out and dance around the subject, but Miller went right for his own team's jugular.
Following his adamant, "Naw, you know that ain't gonna happen again,” regarding a 57-win season, Miller did do his best to cover up any damage he may have done. He complimented the mentality of the new players coming in and called them hard workers.
Of course, it is kind of refreshing to hear a player be realistic.
Miller is just speaking the truth, even if it does seem a tad harsh.