Dec 7, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Denver Nuggets guard Andre Miller (24) during the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Nuggets defeated the Sixers 103-92. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Knicks could be in on PG Andre Miller

There is no denying the fact that the New York Knicks need to improve their backcourt and almost did so by nearly acquiring Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry.

Now that Lowry’s name has been pulled off the trade block for the time being, could the Knicks have their eyes on another veteran in Denver Nuggets point guard Andre Miller?

Dec 7, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Denver Nuggets guard Andre Miller (24) during the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Nuggets defeated the Sixers 103-92. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Luke Adams from HoopsRumors speculated that teams who were going to pursue Lowry before he was pulled off the trade block may end up going after Miller who can be had at much less of a price.

The Knicks wouldn’t be the only team Adams suggested as the Nets, Timberwolves, Kings and Warriors could all be eyeing the 37-year old Miller.

The 15-year veteran is slowing down a bit, averaging only 5.9 points and 3.3 assists per game in 19.0 minutes per game, all career-lows.

The only good part of this scenario is that Miller would be affordable, as I don’t think he would help out the Knicks poor point guard bunch very much.

He is making $5 million this season, but next year’s $4.625 million salary is only guaranteed for $2 million, so he’d be easy to unload if the Knicks soured on him, or if they simply wanted to clear cap space.

The only other good news here is if that the Knicks would want to take a chance on Miller, it wouldn’t cost them one of their two young players in Iman Shumpert or Tim Hardaway Jr.

However at the end of the day I don’t imagine the Knicks going too hard after Miller as he doesn’t represent the upgrade they badly need at the position.


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