76ers; Knicks Have Discussed Duhon

Derek PeifferCorrespondent IJuly 11, 2009

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 06:  Chris Duhon #1 of the New York Knicks drives the ball against the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden on February 6, 2009 in New York City. 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 Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

With Grant Hill re-signing with the Phoenix Suns, the New York Knicks will now turn their attention to Sixer's guard, Andre Miller.

Miller, who averaged 16.3 points and 6.5 assists last season for the 76ers, is not on the same page with the 76ers financially or lengthwise.

Miller is reportedly looking for $10 million per year for around three years. The 76ers would prefer a one year contract with a contract closer to $7 million. Those numbers seem to far apart to be able to work something out.

Enter the New York Knicks.

Originally tracking Grant Hill, who recently reached an agreement to stay in Phoenix, the Knicks have now turned attention and are focusing on grabbing Andre Miller.

The Knicks can only offer the MLE which is just under $6 million per year, which is even less than what the 76ers would offer.

Now, if the deal would be a sign and trade, the Knicks could offer closer to $8 million. That's a little closer to what Miller wants, but not quite the $10 million.

The deal would reportedly include Knicks guard, Chris Duhon, while extended reports have the 76ers wanting one more player.

Duhon is scheduled to rack up a little more than $6 million next year, and it would be the final year of his contract.

It sounds like Miller wants out of Philadelphia, and quite frankly, I wouldn't mind. His antics at the end of last season seemed childish. He failed to show up for the final team meeting, but has stated this off-season his intent to stay with the 76ers. Sounds like conflicting ideas to me.

I would be open to Duhon and Louis Williams for a one year tandem, but nothing after that. We'll see what Ed Stefanski has in mind as time goes on.