After quickly finding out that the Eric Maynor experiment was a terrible disaster, the Wizards chased several different point guards, flirting with the idea of trading for Jameer Nelson of the Orlando Magic. Instead, they opted to deal for veteran Andre Miller. The disgruntled Miller had stopped playing for the Denver Nuggets and badly wanted a change of scenery.
According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, the Wizards are “leaning toward bringing back Miller next season.”
The 38-year-old holds an non-guaranteed salary of $4.6 million for 2014-15, so it’s not a lock that the Wizards will consent to deploy a backup point guard making close to mid-level exception money.But Miller’s impact after arriving at midseason via trade from Denver was such that they’d sure like to have him back if the finances aren’t prohibitive. Washington’s bench definitely does need some young blood, but a floor leader with Miller’s veteran know-how working in conjunction with the 23-year-old Wall and the 20-year-old Beal adds up wisely.
Miller averaged 4.9 points, 3.4 assists and 2.2 rebounds for both the Wizards and Nuggets last season.