During the Denver Nuggets’ 114-102 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday night, veteran point guard Andre Miller was benched and did not play a single minute in the defeat.
According to Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post, Miller wasn’t happy about the benching.
Miller yelled about the disrespect he felt he was being shown by sitting. And if he was being disrespected, he’d do the same to the Nuggets’ first-year head coach.
“There’s a time and place for everything,” Shaw said. “In the middle of the arena in front of everyone … I just tried to calm it down.”
Asked if Miller understood the reasons for his one-game seat on the bench, Shaw said, “You’ll have to ask him.”
But by that time, Miller had already left.
On Thursday, the Nuggets responded to Miller’s actions.
Denver has suspended guard Andre Miller for two games for conduct detrimental to team, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 2, 2014
The Nuggets will host the Memphis Grizzlies Friday night and will be in Los Angeles to take on the Lakers Sunday night. Miller will miss both games.
The 14-year veteran out of Utah is averaging just 5.9 points, 3.3 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 19.0 minutes per game this season. He’s shooting 45.8% from the field, 50.0% from beyond the arc and 74.5% from the free throw line.