The Sacramento Kings are in need of a backup point guard. The Denver Nuggets are attempting to rid themselves of Andre Miller. The Sacramento Kings general manager is former Denver Nuggets executive Pete D’Alessando who is overly familiar with Miller.
It seemed as if the pairing couldn’t have been more perfect, but according to CBS’ Ken Berger, the two sides simply couldn’t strike a deal which now appears dead.
Rumors leaked a few days back that the Sacramento Kings had offered Jimmer Fredette or Marcus Thornton in exchange for Miller, but the talks never gained any traction and neither deal is likely to go down:
Discussions with Sacramento about several possible scenarios — including two deals that would’ve involved Marcus Thornton or Jimmer Fredette — did not gain any traction.
Fredette is a free agent at season end and would have been nothing more than a salary dump. Thornton on the other hand is due $8 million dollars next season while Miller is only due $2 million guaranteed (if bought out) or $6 million if retained all season, so it appeared as if the Nuggets weren’t interested in obtaining anymore salary – at least in regards to the former LSU product.