Veteran Denver Nuggets point guard Andre Miller is utterly uninterested in returning to the team and wants to be dealt, so it’s time for suitors to swoop in and acquire him via trade prior to the Feb. 20 NBA trade deadline.
According to Yahoo! Sports’ Marc J. Spears, the Nuggets are attempting to bring Miller back to the playing rotation. However, a source close to the situation said there’s no chance Miller obliges. Per Spears’ article:
“The vibe is delusional,” the source said. “It’s a burned bridge. No reconciliation. He’s waiting by the door with his bag already packed. The relationship is irreparable. Under no circumstances does he want to come back to Denver.”
Miller has been disgruntled dating back to a matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers on Jan. 1.
In the 114-102 loss, the 37-year-old was given a DNP-CD (did not play—coach’s decision) by first-year head coach Brian Shaw. It was the first healthy scratch of Miller’s 15-year NBA career, and snapped a streak of 239 consecutive games played, per Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc J. Spears.
He hasn’t appeared in a game since.
With Miller’s situation in Denver beyond repair, the Nuggets have essentially been given no choice but to trade the ornery veteran. And although he’s approaching his 38th birthday, a variety of NBA teams could use his services to add backcourt depth.