The Washington Wizards are at a crossroads with some players this offseason as they need to bring guys like Marcin Gortat and others back but don’t have the cash handy to make it all happen.
What this means is that Washington is going to have to make some tough decisions when it comes to who to keep and who to let go and Andre Miller is squarely on the fence at this point in time. He fit well with the Wizards after being trade from the Denver Nuggets in February but he will play only limited minutes behind John Wall and his $4.6 million option seems like a big price to pay for what Miller would provide.
According to CSN Washington, the Wizards can buyout the last year on Miller’s contract but it would cost them $2 million to do so, which makes the decision on what to do with him even more complicated and harder to deal with.
The decision on whether or not to bring back Andre Miller probably will be an easy one for the Wizards, who have a team option on his $4.6 million for 2014-15. He can be bought out for about $2 million of that to clear the roster spot and make the 38-year-old a free agent.
What the Wizards need to do is consider what they’re getting in Miller. While $4.6 million is a hefty price to pay for a limited role player, Miller serves a greater purpose than just that. Sure, he backs up John Wall, but he’ll also provide another veteran presence for the Wizards and more importantly can fill a mentor role for Wall in this critical stage of his development.
That’s what you get with Miller, and the $4.6 million is do the Wizards think he’s worth the cost?