The Denver Nuggets have been bitten by the injury bug worse than any other team in professional sports this year. Maybe it’s the thin air in Denver or maybe it’s just crummy luck, but either way the Nuggets are not having a good year health-wise.
Andre Miller has had a bad year for different reasons, as the guard has been deactivated since the beginning of January following an altercation with head coach Brian Shaw. The Nuggets have been trying to trade him ever since, but the team has not found a suitor. This has led Sean Deveney from The Sporting News to think that the Nuggets may have to lower their demands and essentially give Miller away at the deadline.
He is still a savvy point guard who could help a contender off the bench, but the teams initially interested in Miller—the Nets and Warriors among them—have already made moves for backup point men. The Nuggets may be reduced to essentially giving away Miller.
Miller hasn’t played since the altercation with Shaw and has reportedly refused offers to return to the Nuggets lineup. With the veteran pretty much protesting the Nuggets, it’s clear that he’s a virtual certainty to be moved, just likely not at the price the Nuggets would prefer.