Posted on: December 15, 2009 11:30 am
Edited on: December 15, 2009 11:31 am
By David Aldridge, NBA.com : The Blazers may not want to move Miller, but long-term injuries to Nicolas Batum, Travis Outlaw and Rudy Fernandez have left Portland with a gaping hole at small forward.
Miller's three-year contract is only guaranteed for another year and a half, making him a reasonable acquisition. A source says Portland has at least broached the subject of Miller with Houston, hoping to pull Shane Battier from the Rockets' grasp.
Posted on: October 12, 2009 11:35 am
Edited on: October 12, 2009 11:37 am
Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports: Andre Miller reiterated comments made last week, saying that he wouldn't have signed with the Blazers if he was told he'd be coming off the bench.
"Yeah, that's accurate," Miller told the Oregonian in response to a controversial interview with Yahoo! Sports.
"That's the mentality that every player should have. If it doesn't go my way, it doesn't go my way. But I'm going to continue to work hard regardless of the situation. So the coach runs the team and whatever decision he makes, I have to live with it. But I'm not going to change my work habits and my work ethic. I'm going to continue to work hard and that should be every player's goal going into the season, setting goals to be on the court as much as they can."
Portland coach Nate McMillan is still deciding who will start at point guard to begin the season -- Miller or incumbent Steve Blake.
Miller added that he feels as though the media has given him a bad rap already.
Posted on: July 21, 2009 1:20 pm
The Philadelphia Daily News reports that 76ers boss Ed Stefanski isn't getting much interest from other teams regarding Andre Miller .
However, the story notes that the New York Knicks may be considering an offer for Miller, as Knicks president of basketball operations Donnie Walsh admitted they have spoken with Miller and his agent recently.
Meanwhile, Stefanski has gone so far as to begin calling agents inquiring about free-agent guards that would be willing to accept one-year deals to play off the bench and to mentor the younger guards on the team.
Posted on: July 15, 2009 1:03 pm
Could Nate Robinson be heading to Greece? Newsday reports that the Athens-based Olympiakos (the team that signed Josh Childress last season in one of many NBA-to-Europe free agent moves) has offered Robinson a two-year deal worth a reported $10 million.
Some sources claim that Robinson would be much happier to remain a Knick, or at least remain in the NBA rather than make the switch to Europe. Donnie Walsh will meet with Robinson's agent again on Friday to discuss their options, with Walsh stating that he intends to re-sign Robinson. The Knicks might try for a one-year deal to free up cap space for next year's free agency market, or they could also pursue a sign-and-trade for a coveted free agent such as Andre Miller .
Posted on: January 7, 2009 11:35 am
Edited on: January 7, 2009 11:37 am
As the Feb. 19 trade deadline approaches, there is some talk that Andre Miller could be under the microscope by the Sixers as an attractive trade option.
Miller is set to earn $10 million this season, which is the last season of his current contract. That would make Miller an attractive option for any team looking to trim their budget, especially with LeBron James and other big names becoming free agents in 2010 at the same time as Miller.
The Courier Post reported that Ed Stefanski has spoken with Miller's agent, and that Stefanski said "both sides haven't decided what they want to do." Miller said he has not talked to the Sixers about a contract extension at this point, but he also noted that he is not going to ask to be traded based on whether the Sixers' fortunes improve this season.
"I'm almost 33," Miller said, as quoted by the Courier Post. "Every player wants to be on a contender, but I don't want it to seem like if I was going that way, that it would be a bailout on the team. But I do understand that it's a business. I'm not going to fall into that trap. I'm just going to continue and go out and do my job."