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Knicks receptive to Miller-Duhon trade

Posted on: July 11, 2009 6:38 pm
LAS VEGAS -- The Knicks are receptive to overtures from Andre Miller's agent to arrange a sign-and-trade that would swap the free-agent point guard for Chris Duhon, has learned.

Miller's agent, Andy Miller, is pushing for a sign-and-trade to New York in response to the Sixers' lack of interest in bringing the 33-year-old point guard back. The Sixers have expressed a willingness to offer no more than a one-year deal at the $5.9 million mid-level exception. But a person with knowledge of the situation said Philadelphia was lukewarm about even that proposal. The Sixers' brass is ready to move on with Lou Williams at point guard and first-round pick Jrue Holiday backing him up.

The Knicks view Miller as an upgrade over Duhon, a person with knowledge of their plans said. But New York is not willing to go beyond two years on Miller's new contract.

Another team long rumored to have interest in Miller is Portland. But NBA front office sources say the Blazers are not actively pursuing Miller due to their concerns about his age and below-average perimeter shooting.

Since: Jul 13, 2009
Posted on: July 13, 2009 4:33 pm

Knicks receptive to Miller-Duhon trade

If the knicks want to get better, they should make this trade, even though they do not want to go beyond the two years left on miller's new contract. Chris duhon is a good point guard that can shoot the three ball, but Andre Miller racked up about 6+ assists with the 76ers fairly up-tempo style of play. Can you imagine Andre Miller running the Point on the New York knicks up-tempo offense of Mike D'Antoni? He can average more than 6+ assists on that style of play because Andre Miller is a pass first point guard, due to the liability perimeter shooting. Of course, all of this may flow well with Miller on the knicks, once they secure guys like David Lee, Nate Robinson,and Al Harrington. However, I do wonder how Chris Duhon will fit on the 76ers roster with the likes of new shooting guard Jason Kapono, Jrue Holiday, and Lou Williams. 

Since: Nov 16, 2007
Posted on: July 13, 2009 3:53 pm

Knicks receptive to Miller-Duhon trade

No way Portland goes down that trail.  Pryz is the glue that holds that frontcourt together.  Portland has a nice young team, and while they do need help at PG and backup PF, but I can't think that Pritchard would even consider this deal.  Hinrich is an upgrade over Blake, although not much, and there is no way I'd replace Pryz with Jeffries....ugg.

Since: Jul 13, 2009
Posted on: July 13, 2009 11:01 am

Knicks receptive to Miller-Duhon trade

Miller isn't worth giving up cap space in 2010 for, how about this:

The Knicks trade Cuttino Mobley's contract (roughly 10 million) and insurance is covering 80%, sign Mouhamed Sene to a non guaranteed contract to Utah for Boozer.  Utah then could take the savings and match Milsap's contract from Portland.  The Knicks could then in turn sign and trade Lee to Portland, for Steve Blake and WEbster/Outlaw. 


Since: Apr 2, 2009
Posted on: July 13, 2009 10:50 am

Knicks receptive to Miller-Duhon trade

You have the Knicks trading to get Jerome James BACK?  Never happen - PR nightmare.  They should just sign and trade Lee to Utah for Boozer so the Jazz get let both Boozer and Millsap go.  Portland gets their guy, Utah gets rid of cap for a double-double machine, and the Knicks gets 12 million off their cap in 2010.

Since: Feb 17, 2008
Posted on: July 13, 2009 9:18 am

Knicks receptive to Miller-Duhon trade

Yeah because the bulls strength is def. front court scoring and post moves.

Seriously the bulls would be much improved w/ Boozer.

Thomas/ Noah -  great enery/defense.  Ok mid range jumper.

Boozer commands double teams and can pass out of them.

But for the money i would rather go elsewhweer.

Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: July 13, 2009 8:30 am

Knicks receptive to Miller-Duhon trade

I'm fine with this, as a Sixers fan.  Only way they will get better in next 2-3 years are lottery draft picks.  Only way Sixers get them is to suck.  Go young, go temporary players.  Suck hard for 2 years, win 25 - 30 games per year.  Get a top 5, top 10 pick.  Build.  Then get Dalembert's contract out...then Brand's disappears shortly thereafter.  This is a 4-5 year plan team, folks.  Once you get to salary cap purgatory and you're only a .500 team, only choice they have.

Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: July 12, 2009 11:27 pm

Knicks receptive to Miller-Duhon trade

I am not against this trade.  And it is only a two year deal.  Hopefully, he can be a mentor to Douglas and make him into a more true PG.  He is a pure point guard and makes his teammates better.  Having a veteran presence and a team player could actually attract Lebron here because we do not have anything right now that will.  I also would rather have Miller mentoring Douglas than Nate.  He is a selfish player who is more concerned about making highlights for himself and shoots way too many bad shots.  We do not need someone like that teaching Douglas the NBA game plus he is not a true point guard.  He is too small to be a 2-guard but he looks to score before he passes.  I think that rather than Duhon, put Nate in the sign-and-trade.  I love the energy he brings, but he does not bring play like a player on a winning team and I would much rather keep Lee who can rebound and get points inside.  And it is not a major hit to us if we only give him a 2-year deal.  It is not like he is getting Varejao money.

Since: Aug 13, 2008
Posted on: July 12, 2009 7:09 pm

Knicks receptive to Miller-Duhon trade

The Sixers are a Running team and Miller runs the break very well....He will be a good fit for the Knicks.  Hes a lot better than people think. I been to every Sixers home game for the past 2 years and Miller is the reason they made the Playoffs.

Since: Jul 12, 2009
Posted on: July 12, 2009 4:13 pm

Knicks receptive to Miller-Duhon trade

As a Sixers fan, the Knicks would be getting a great player in Andre Miller.  He's not the most athletic or flashy point guard but he just makes all the plays you want a point guard to make.  I thought the Sixers were going to make more of an effort to sign him.  Lou Williams is more of a scoring point guard.   The Sixers will take a step back if they don't sign Miller.  Not sure what the Sixers salary cap situation is but I think three years - 21M would get the job done. 

Since: Jul 12, 2009
Posted on: July 12, 2009 3:08 pm

Knicks receptive to Miller-Duhon trade

As a Knicks fan, they should not make a move.  Sure Miller will make the Knicks better, because he is far better than Duhon, BUT the Knicks will not make the playoffs next year.  The should continue to get you and draft you talent until they can be a good team every season and not just try to be good for one.

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