Andre Miller Unhappy With Bench Role

Andre doesn’t mince words, and has made things a tad uncomfortable in Portland: “Miller, who is battling with Steve Blake for the team’s starting point guard position, also said he felt wronged by the local media. According to Miller, a one-sided, quick-to-judgment portrait has been painted that depicts the 10-year NBA veteran as out of shape, moody and overly protective — a player who wants ‘to bring the team down.’ Miller said that is not the case. He described himself as a team player who is solely devoted to playing basketball — someone who does not get involved in off-the-court politics. He also stated he is wiling to accept whatever role is given to him on a Blazers team that has been forced to balance high expectations with some unexpected drama during the first two weeks of training camp.”