It's one thing to be spending the last days of your career with a middling team, but playing a career-low in minutes for that team brings about a whole different set of problems.
Miller has long wanted more playing time in Denver, and he's never been bashful about voicing his complaints.
He took that to a whole new level after receiving a healthy scratch from rookie head coach Brian Shaw in a bad loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. He confronted Shaw on the sidelines for breaking up his played game streak.
As Shaw explained to Christopher Dempsey of the Denver Post, that's not exactly where you want grievances being aired.
"There's a time and place for everything," Shaw said. "In the middle of the arena in front of everyone ... I just tried to calm it down."
Asked if Miller understood the reasons for his one-game seat on the bench, Shaw said, "You'll have to ask him."
As a result of this incident, the Nuggets suspended Miller for two games for conduct detrimental to the team.
This has all the makings of a trade waiting to happen. The young Nuggets don't really need Miller, particularly if he's going to undermine Shaw's authority. With the playoffs looking unlikely, moving the 37-year-old point guard for something of value (or addition by subtraction) makes plenty of sense.
Here's a look at five potential playoff teams that should inquire about Miller.