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Report: Kings, Warriors interested in Andre Miller trade with Nuggets

Jan 3, 2014, 8:44 AM EDT

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You had to know not long after the recent bench outburst at his coach that got Andre Miller suspended from the Denver Nuggets for a couple games, teams would be reaching out trying to trade for him.

Sacramento and Golden State, specifically, reports Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports.

The Warriors have been shopping for a backup point guard and have been engaged for weeks with Toronto on Kyle Lowry, sources said. The Warriors and New have been two of the most persistent suitors for Lowry, but Toronto’s recent run of success has made the front office more reticent to unload Lowry, league sources said. Toronto hasn’t completely changed course on a possible deal for Lowry, but they’re no longer simply auctioning him.

Sacramento GM Pete D’Allessandro was a longtime executive with the Nuggets and has long been an admirer of Miller’s. The Kings would love to use Miller as a veteran mentor for young point guard Isaiah Thomas, league sources said.

Still, don’t bet on it happening soon.

Denver had resisted trade overtures before Wednesday’s encounter between Miller and Shaw on the Nuggets bench, and teams reaching out to the Nuggets on Thursday insist that Nuggets GM Tim Connelly still seems committed to working through the issues with Miller and getting him back on the floor for Denver….

One thing to take away from this is that Golden State realizes how much it misses Jarrett Jack and what he brought them last year. A player that could ease Stephen Curry’s minutes and lead the second unit would be huge, and Miller could certainly do those things well.

This is something to watch long term, more like near the trade deadline. If Denver’s slump continues and they slide out of the playoff picture in the West, they may be willing to move Miller to get an asset to be a longer-term part of their future.

  1. rickeye9 - Jan 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Umm the warriors are 16-3 when they have their starting lineup and iggy is averaging more assists than Jack last year did, I think they are fine, a reason they doing better this year is because they are never undersized, they always have a 6-6/6-7 SG, last year they would play curry n jack and get owned defensively, they def can play miller n curry together, no chance

  2. mlester1 - Jan 3, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Nuggets going down in FLAMES !…..Thanks Josh

  3. onebigredrocket - Jan 3, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    Just because players are available Sacramento, doesn’t mean you need to acquire them all.

    • thrillkiller - Jan 3, 2014 at 3:46 PM

      The Kings need vets, Millers a great guy and has ties to Sacramento (his Dad has a BBQ shack there).

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