Andre Miller’s Future With Portland Uncertain?

by May 01, 2011

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.”