Veteran point guard Andre Miller could be traded by the Nuggets this summer, according to Chris Tomasson of FOX Sports Florida. Tomasson tweets that Miller isn't part of the team's long-term plans and was a favorite of George Karl, who is no longer coaching the team. Chris Herrington of the Memphis Flyer tweets that Denver put Miller on the table during draft-night trade talks with the Grizzlies, but Memphis wasn't interested.
While Ty Lawson is firmly entrenched as the starter at the point in Denver, Miller provided solid numbers for a backup in 2012/13, averaging 9.6 PPG and 5.9 APG while appearing in all 82 games. The 37-year-old is under contract for $5MM in '13/14 and about $4.63MM in '14/15, though only $2MM of that second figure is guaranteed.
When a report yesterday indicated that the Nuggets had been in contact with free agent point guard Jarrett Jack, I noted that, with Lawson and Miller on board, the position wasn't really a spot of need for Denver. But if the club is considering moving Miller, a pursuit of Jack would make more sense.