Playing in the NBA at 40 years of age is relatively unheard of, though, Denver Nuggets point guard Andre Miller says it’s something he intends to do.
Miller let it be known in an interview with the Denver Post:
His preparation in the summer was simple. He rested. He’s aiming to play until he’s 40 — and that requires two more seasons beyond this one.
Currently, the oldest player in the league is Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash, who is 39 and will turn 40 prior to the season concluding. If Miller does remain in the league he’s 40, it would keep him in uniform through the 2015-2016 season, which is pretty impressive considering Miller’s career history which includes playing just shy of 40,000 minutes – a total he could very well pass this year if he was to average around 30 minutes per game.
We have seen the average age of NBA players retirement increase in recent years, though, many of the elder-statesmen play sparingly, just filling in during garbage time as they ring-chase. Miller however, wants to continue to play a stead flow of minutes, assuming his body holds up.