Sunday, May 1st, 2011 at 10:10 am  |  11 responses

Andre Miller’s Future With Portland Uncertain?

The Blazers are at an interesting crossroads, stuck between bringing in new, young talent and holding onto the older vets. The Oregonian reports: “The Blazers’ other major decision with their roster is point guard Andre Miller, whose contract has a team option for next season. Miller has said he would like to return but will leave the dealings for his agent. Likewise, McMillan said he would leave the decision on Miller to Cho. ‘I like Andre, he’s done well, but I can’t talk about contracts,’ McMillan said. Miller was the lone true point guard that McMillan used in the Dallas series. The Blazers used Roy, Matthews and Rudy Fernandez extensively, but all are shooting guards, requiring one of them — usually Roy — to be the second-unit’s point guard. If the Blazers retain Miller and don’t believe that Patty Mills or Armon Johnson — the team’s other true point guards — can develop enough to become reliable backups, they could look to free agency. Dallas’ J.J. Barea and Toronto’s Leandro Barbosa will become unrestricted free agents, and Phoenix’s Aaron Brooks and Detroit’s Rodney Stuckey will become restricted free agents.”

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  • http://thegoodpoint.com Sam Joynt

    Barbosa is not unrestricted yet. He has a player option that he needs to leave on the table first, and considering that it’s for 7.6 million next season he’s likely to stay in Toronto unless someone is willing to throw more than that at him.


    Seriously, 2 this day I just do not get as 2 why we keep either trying 2 trade him or not offer an extension 2 him. What more does Miller have 2 do? 1st round series against the Mavs I thought would b proof enuff. But probably not. We gotta keep him

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevinwilson16 Kevin Wilson

    Miller’s the best option, especially at the price.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    He’s a matchup problem for almost every team so keep him.

  • spit hot fiyah

    those other guys mentioned are scorers anyway

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    I don’t know why they’d even think about letting Miller go… He’s the best available point guard for their team and always shows up to play. Do they really expect Brandon Roy to facilitate the offense every single possession?

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Trade him to the Lakers, for Steve Blake.

  • RipCityKid

    I would prefer either of those NW guys, brooks and stuckey would fit in nicely in portland…

  • Simola

    They should bring in Petteri Koponen from Italy.

  • AD

    trade him for devin harris

  • Will Lee

    Heat needs him