The deal seemed to make sense for all parties considering Denver was ridding themselves of Miller and Sacramento was acquiring a much needed backup point guard. So why the hold up? According to USA Today’s Sam Amick, Sacramento’s insistence to include Travis Outlaw has derailed all talks:
One possible obstacle to the trade of Denver Nuggets guard Andre Miller to the Kings that seemed somewhat likely a few days ago? Travis Outlaw. The Sacramento forward is owed $3 million this season and another $3 million next, and the Kings’ insistence that he be included in a possible deal with the Nuggets is one of the many reasons it hasn’t happened (and may not).
If Sacramento really wanted Miller, one could presume they’d remove Outlaw from the deal but it appears they’re doing what they can to rid themselves of poor contracts and may have just been using Miller as an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone.