Andre Miller to Re-Sign in Denver for 3 Years

by July 03, 2012
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According to the Denver Post, the Nuggets and point guard Andre Miller have agreed to re-join forces for three more years: “The 36-year-old point guard is arguably coach George Karl’s favorite player because of Miller’s ability to make the proper pass and fuel the offense. The sources confirmed that Miller will sign for three years. Financial terms were undisclosed. Last season, Miller averaged 9.7 points per game and 6.7 assists in 27.4 minutes off the bench, backing up starter Ty Lawson and other times playing alongside him. Miller was instrumental in the Nuggets’ Game 5 playoff win at the Lakers, which staved off elimination, thanks in part to Miller’s 24 points and eight assists. Now all attention is turned to JaVale McGee, the Nuggets center who’s a restricted free agent. Nuggets executives met with both Miller and McGee in Los Angeles, a source said. The 24-year-old McGee will be the prize of the Nuggets’ summer, if they can convince the big guy to stay. The 7-footer averaged 10.3 points per game and 5.8 rebounds in 20.6 minutes with Denver last season (he was traded midseason from Washington), while averaging 2.2 blocked shots per game, second-most in the league. But just how much money will Denver have to dish out? A comparison to the potential McGee signing is the Clippers’ recent contract with center DeAndre Jordan. Like McGee, He was a restricted free agent before last season, and Los Angeles matched a Golden State offer of four years, $43 million, which averages out to $10.75 million per season. Teams will make a push for McGee, just as they will with the other coveted centers in his free-agent class, notably Roy Hibbert and Brook Lopez.”