Miller Not Thrilled About Backup Role

Andre Miller has been a nice spark for the Denver Nuggets off the bench this season, but it seems Miller’s role on the Nuggets may be short lived.

Miller recently told Chris Tomlinson that he doesn’t see himself as a backup and after this season he may seek a starting gig in the NBA.

At this point in my career, I don’t see myself as a backup. For 13 years, I wasn’t a backup before. This is a short season (due to the lockout), so I’ll deal with it. But I don’t see myself as a backup at this point in my career. I don’t see that.

While this may upset many around Nuggets Nation, but there really isn’t nothing wrong with what the veteran guard said. He has done a solid job coming off the bench and leading Denver’s second unit. But he has also struggled to accept his new role, shooting a career worst .416 from the field and is only averaging 10 points a game.  He even had one of his worst game of his career on Monday when he was held scoreless and missed all five of his shots.

For the time being, Miller is very valuable to the Nuggets but it is obvious that they may have to look in a different direction at backup point guard next year.

Probably the top option may be Kirk Hinrich and Jerryd Bayless.


Hoopsworld’s Alex Kennedy is reporting that when Chandler returns from China he may be interested in signing an extension with the Nuggets.

Chandler’s agent Chris Luchey told Kennedy that they have been in touch with Nuggets’ GM Masai Ujiri.

We speak to Masai quite often, in great detail about the future of the team and about a potential extension with them. One day at a time is all we’re doing.


It seems that Smith may not be the most dysfunctional member of his own family. Smith’s sister got into a brawl during one of his games in China.

She was upset about a call in which Smith was reportedly fouled and the officials didn’t do anything. So she did what any other sane person would do and threw a bottle on the floor and then nearly got in a fight with an 80-year-old women. While there isn’t much to the story, the photos are great. Question though, who is regretting this decision more – Smith or the CBA?



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