At age 40, Andre Miller would be the oldest player in the NBA if he were to sign a contract with a club. However, that doesn’t mean the veteran point guard is ready to call it a career quite yet. According to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated (via Twitter), Miller still wants to play and is hoping to sign with “a playoff-caliber team.”
Last season, having started the year with the Timberwolves, Miller managed to latch on with a contender down the stretch, signing with the Spurs after Minnesota cut him. In total, between both teams, Miller appeared in 39 games in 2015/16, averaging 3.7 PPG and 2.2 APG in 11.8 minutes per contest.
It appears most NBA teams will head into the regular season with 15 players, leaving few opportunities for Miller early in the year. However, if teams run into injury problems, or remove a non-guaranteed contract or two from their books before the January 10 guarantee deadline, the door could be open for Miller to find a new home. The 17-year veteran may even prefer to wait things out and look for an ideal fit later in the season rather than joining a borderline playoff team right away.
Teams seeking a point guard will have several options in addition to Miller. Players like Jarrett Jack, Mario Chalmers, Toney Douglas, and Jorge Gutierrez are currently free agents, while Gary Payton II and Briante Weber are among the young players who have been cut from other teams within the last couple days.