13 People who turned their backs on the Denver Nuggets

These former Nuggets did not leave on the best terms.
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10. Andre Miller

Miller had two stints with the Nuggets in his 17-year NBA career. He joined them in free agency in 2003 and instantly helped the franchise snap an eight-year playoff drought. They qualified three straight years with Miller as a starter and playing 35 minutes per game, but were bounced in the first round each year. Denver needed to upgrade and traded Miller as part of a package for Allen Iverson.

The Nuggets brought him back in 2011 as part of a three-team trade. He came off the bench at this stage but was still a key cog as Denver made two more playoff appearances before things completely unraveled. Miller feuded with head coach Brian Shaw during the 2013-14 season and was often upset about his playing time. The 37-year-old guard was declining and struggled to make an impact.

Miller played his final game with Denver on Dec. 30th. After that contest, he was suspended or benched for the next 22 games before being traded to the Wizards near the deadline. It was a disappointing season all around as the Nuggets missed the playoffs for the first time in a decade. Miller reached the second round in Washington before being knocked out by the Pacers.

Andre Miller was a respected veteran, who played two more years in the NBA. He did not fit in Denver late in his career and turned his back on the franchise during his second stint in the Mile High City.