The Denver Nuggets suspended veteran point guard Andre Miller for two games, but have now rescinded that suspension on Friday, announcing he would be excused from all team activities until Monday for “personal reasons.”
The suspension stemmed from Miller yelling at coach Brian Shaw during a game.
Miller is reportedly high on the wish list of the Golden State Warriors, according to Monte Poole of CSNBayArea.com. The Warriors have been disappointed with the play of backup guard Toney Douglas and adding Miller might allow Golden State to reduce the minutes load on Stephen Curry, who is averaging 37.5 minutes per game and leads the league with 128 turnovers.
It’s obvious the Warriors miss the presence of Jarrett Jack, a veteran combo guard who was a key reserve on last year’s squad. Douglas hasn’t been anywhere near as effective this season as Jack was a season ago.
But CBSSports.com’s Ken Berger suggests that the Sacramento Kings could be in the mix for Miller, as well. Isaiah Thomas is playing well at the point for Sacramento, but the backup situation is dicey, at best.
Berger also said the real target for Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro is Golden State guard Klay Thompson, who is a restricted free agent after the 2014-15 season.
Miller will be 38 in March, but he is a solid veteran who can still produce, but is unhappy about playing just 19 minutes a game this year. He could certainly bring some veteran savvy to a very young Kings team.