May 6, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets guard Andre Miller (24) reacts against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of game four in the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

Nuggets To Re-sign Andre Miller

The Denver Nuggets are one step away from practically keeping their team intact.

Numerous sources reported on Sunday that the Nuggets and veteran point guard Andre Miller have agreed in principle to a 3-year deal that would pay him $3 million a year.

It was assumed by many that Miller would jettison to another team for a chance to start or for a team that offered him a better chance of winning. Teams like Memphis, Miami, Chicago and Golden State all were interested in his services.

Miller was the unspoken veteran on the Nuggets squad last season and was a big reason why they forced the Los Angeles Lakers to seven games. He played in every game last season and averaged 9.7 points and 6.7 assists.

The veteran point guard has lost a step, but he still is a great passer and has a high basketball IQ.

This leaves JaVale McGee as Denver’s lone free agent left. Rudy Fernandez, who the Nuggets didn’t make a qualifying offer to, is expected to return to Europe.

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