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Potential Trade: Brandon Rush for Andre Miller
Brandon Rush, he of the expiring contract and unproven skills after returning from a torn ACL, is the best trade chip that the Utah Jazz have at their disposal. And he fits in perfectly with the Denver Nuggets game plan, as the team needs a "three-and-D" guy to help shoulder the load while Danilo Gallinari rehabs his own torn ACL.
Randy Foye and Evan Fournier don't make for a particularly potent partnership at the 2, and Rush would be a clear-cut starter as soon as he was healthy enough to be playing at full strength. Plus, the defensive potential of a wing pairing that featured Wilson Chandler and Rush would be staggering.
On top of that, do the Nuggets really need Andre Miller?
While the veteran point guard is a valuable player who mentors Ty Lawson and provides steady minutes of the bench, he isn't as important now that Nate Robinson is in town. The diminutive point guard is fully capable of taking on the bigger spot in the rotation, and those minutes have to come at the expense of some other guard, like the incumbent, for example.
On the Jazz, Miller would continue to function as a backup once Burke returned to health, but he could also start mentoring the future stud. And that's more valuable than winning games in 2013-14, as the Jazz are better off keeping up their losing ways and getting a better spot in the lottery.
Miller obviously isn't a part of the future plans, but he could make the Michigan product an even more valuable asset.