Miller agreed to a two-year, $5 million contract with the Nuggets on Monday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports. Miller heads back to Denver after making 47 appearances for the Nuggets over the 2015-16 season, averaging just 7.9 minutes per game. The 36-year-old will have a very similar role during the coming two years as he likely adds most of his value as a mentor to one of the youngest teams in the league.
Miller will start in Wednesday's matchup with the Trail Blazers. Miller was announced late as the starter Wednesday. He should take on a bigger role than usual given this situation.
Miller did not record a stat in four minutes during the Nuggets' 110-94 win against the Knicks on Tuesday. Miller has appeared in back-to-back games, and seven of the last 16. However, he has seen only 40 minutes total since Feb. 1, and Miller is merely a veteran voice in the locker room at this point in his career.
Miller (coach's decision) didn't play in Wednesday's 103-92 win over the Nuggets. Wednesday's game was closely contested throughout, so coach Mike Malone ran a tight rotation that included nine players who all saw at least 18 minutes, leaving no room for Miller. The 35-year-old is usually capable of providing some three-point shooting off the bench when his number is called, but he's too low in the pecking order right now to make a consistent impact. Miller has appeared in only two of the Nuggets' last five games.
Miller headed back to the bench during Saturday's 101-86 loss to the Spurs, finishing with no points and three rebounds over 13 minutes. Miller received a rare start in the Nuggets' previous game Wednesday against the Phoenix when coach Michael Malone opted to play small ball, but with Denver reverting to a more normal configuration Saturday, Joffrey Lauvergne swapped in for Miller. The veteran forward will likely continue to see only limited minutes off the bench as a three-point specialist.
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