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Portland undecided on Miller option

Jun 16, 2011, 6:43 PM EDT


The Oregonian’s Mike Tokito had this interesting tidbit about Andre Miller after attending press conference with interim Blazers GM Chad Buchanan:

Buchanan was non-committal about the Blazers’ team option on point guard Andre Miller. The Blazers hold a $7.8 million option for Miller for next season, but have yet to exercise it.

The 35-year old Miller has spent his 11-year career with the Cavaliers, Clippers, Nuggets, and 76ers. Last season, Miller averaged 12.7 points and 7 assists per game on 46%  shooting from the field.

  1. goforthanddie - Jun 16, 2011 at 7:02 PM

    Who else do we have to play the point? Exactly.

  2. cowboysmavs - Jun 16, 2011 at 7:14 PM

    um, is that a perm on his head? wtf i thought this was 2011

    • hnirobert3 - Jun 16, 2011 at 8:31 PM

      “Where’s my money, Smoke?”- Big Worm

    • zblott - Jun 16, 2011 at 10:32 PM

      Not to be the culture police here, but…
      black people perm = straight hair

      • jizzojames - Jun 17, 2011 at 1:09 AM

        Ding, ding, ding!! It’s obviously not a perm.. More of an S-Curl, or maybe, just maybe that’s his natural hair! Idk, go figure.. On a basketball note, if the Blazers don’t pick his option up you know the “All Mighty Heat” organization will try to get their hands on him. Hopefully though if they can clear up some space I think Andre miller would be a decent fit with Mike Brown and tha Lakers. Some one who’ll give them not so much minutes, but can take care of the ball and plain and simple be SOLID!!

    • rbrown4495 - Jun 17, 2011 at 12:11 PM

      Sorry not a perm, from his 1st days in the league I noticed he has curly hair, he just never wore it long so that non black people didnt notice I guess. Take it from a brotha who has watched him from his rookie season on, Andre has some indian or latino mixed in his bloodline. A good grade of hair is what black people call it. Andre has been a constant and effective player every place he has gone so pay him his money Portland.

  3. 00maltliquor - Jun 17, 2011 at 1:45 AM

    Man, I swear! Andre Miller gets NO respect! This guy was extremly solid this year for Portland and has been for every year, with every team he’s played for. They should make this a priority as he comes relativly cheap for a good, smart, savvy veteran PG with 1 year left. It’s not like they have a young, talented backup waiting in the wings (sorry Patty Mills, you’re a career backup at best). What are their other options?

  4. cowboysmavs - Jun 17, 2011 at 8:34 AM

    @maltliquor, you’re absolutely right. he has always been a solid PG. He’s not flashy, but he runs a good offense, hits his open shots (even goes off on some nights, went for 50 against da Mavs once), and isnt a terrible defender. He would be an excellent teacher for a younger PG.

  5. halfcourthero - Jun 17, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    I’d take him on my team… He’s an underrated pg who can run the show

  6. royistheboy - Jun 17, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    I’d love him on my team as well (except the Cavs already have PG issue). Should be a more than reliable PG for YEARS to come. Would be a great fit on a team looking to groom a young PG.

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