Headed home for the offseason after losing to the Lakers in Los Angeles on Saturday night, Nuggets point guard Andre Miller is facing uncertainty this summer with free agency looming. He spent the season as a backup to Ty Lawson, but still showed flashes of brilliance when afforded the opportunity against the Lakers. After adjusting to his new role this past season, Miller must decide what he wants to do next as he enters the twilight of his career, writes Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post.
"I'll keep my options open," Miller said. "At this point in my career, if I'm going to be a backup, I'm going to be a backup on a championship-caliber team. Obviously, this team is a good team that's going to get to the playoffs, but the thing is if they are committed to getting to that next level to compete for that championship."
Miller, 36, averaged 9.7 PPG and 6.7 APG in a season that saw the former Utah star log the fewest minutes per game since his rookie year with the Cavs. During the first round of the playoffs against the Lakers, Miller dialed back the clock in Game 5 when he scored 24 points and notched eight assists in the team's 102-99 victory. If Miller doesn't return to the Nuggets, look for the guard to potentially sign with the Knicks, Pacers or Heat.