Mar 21, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Nick Young (0) guards Washington Wizards guard Andre Miller (24) during the first half of the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Wizards rumors: Andre Miller wants to stay


It appears as though tasting some moderate postseason success has left the 38-year-old veteran guard Andre Miller thirsty for more. Miller, who was traded by the Denver Nuggets in the middle of last season, provided a reliable backup point guard option behind John Wall for the Washington Wizards, and he seems inclined to return next year.

The Wizards were rumored to be interested in bringing Miller back as well earlier this month, so it seems as though the interest is mutual.

Miller had the following to say on his situation, according to CSN Washington:

“The business side always throws you a loop. Hopefully they can figure out how to keep a nice good core group of guys together,” said Miller, who is due to be paid $4.6 million for 2014-15 or be bought out for a fraction of that and become a free agent again. “I’d like to be a part of that. … I feel like I have a lot more years left and I can be in the rotation of a lot of teams in this league.”

 

Although Miller’s minutes were a little up and down as a Wizard, he still managed to contribute on and off the floor. He also had some nice words for the young core of Washington:

“I actually enjoyed watching some of these young guys mature in the playoffs and to be able to do some of the things that they were doing, playing high-level minutes, competing against veteran players. I thought they exceed probably the expectations of a lot of people.”

John Wall and Bradley Beal in particular looked like an All-Star backcourt in the making, and Miller’s potential presence next season would most likely only help the two players.

 

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