Miller (coach's decision) didn't play in Tuesday's win over the Heat. Miller saw 20-plus minutes in each of the T-Wolves' last three games while Ricky Rubio (hamstring) remained unavailable, but that changed Tuesday with Rubio reclaiming his spot in the starting lineup. Coach Sam Mitchell appears comfortable using only Rubio and Zach LaVine to initiate the offense most nights, meaning that Miller will likely only see the court when the outcome of games has already been decided.
Miller had one assist and did not score in four minutes in his Timberwolves regular season debut in Thursday's lopsided loss to Miami. Miller is only going to get playing time in blowouts unless point guards Rick Rubio or Zach LaVine get hurt.
Miller has not played in either of Minnesota's first two games due to a coach's decision. It looks like the T-Wolves are content to use Zach Levine as the backup point guard to Ricky Rubio. Miller may not get much playing time unless Rubio or Levine are hurt.
Miller (personal) rejoined the team Monday in Toronto and participated in shootaround, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Miller left the team over the weekend for an unspecified reason, but his presence at shootaround Monday likely indicates the issue has been resolved. Given his age (39) and the available bodies at point guard, Miller seems set to serve as a leader more off the court than on it this season.
Timberwolves guard Andre Miller is away from the team for personal reasons and won't play in Saturday's preseason game. He probably needs the preseason reps less than any other member of the T-Wolves' backcourt, and all indications are that he will be ready to go for the start of the regular season.
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