When the Denver nuggets upended veteran guard Andre Miller earlier this week after an on-court altercation with head coach Brian Shaw, there was immediate talk of a possible trade with either the Golden State Warriors or the Sacramento Kings. But despite both teams showing an interest in Miller, the Nuggets have reinstated him and appear nowhere near trading him away.
According to The Sporting News, the Nuggets aren’t anywhere near trading Miller and a deal is much more likely closer to the February 20th deadline.
Miller has just one year and $4.6 million on his contract—a league source said the team is still “a ways away” from pulling off a trade, and that a deal would probably come closer to the February trade deadline.
This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise as Miller has been a solid veteran guard for the nuggets the past few seasons and despite his altercation with Brian Shaw, the team obviously still values him. The reinstatement was apparently just so Miller can continue to be paid, so while a trade seems far off, so too might be the idea of Miller and the Nuggets working out whatever issues they may have brewing between the two of them.