Nuggets Point Guard Andre Miller Doesn't Think Denver Will Repeat 57-Win Season

Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistJuly 17, 2013

DENVER, CO - APRIL 30:  Andre Miller #24 of the Denver Nuggets controls the ball against Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors during Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the Pepsi Center on April 30, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Warriors 107-100. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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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.

While the Nuggets will still be a good team, they did lose Andre Iguodala to the Golden State Warriors, and Corey Brewer was picked up by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Denver also traded Kosta Koufos for Darrell Arthur, signed J.J. Hickson and picked up Randy Foye along the way.

On top of all the player movement, the Nuggets swapped out George Karl, who won the Coach of the Year Award, for Brian Shaw. Denver also lost Executive of the Year Masai Ujiri to the Toronto Raptors.

Miller is just speaking the truth, even if it does seem a tad harsh.