Miller has accepted a position as an assistant coach at the University of Memphis for the 2018-19 season, likely spelling an end to his playing career, Gary Parrish of CBS Sports reports.
Miller never officially announced his retirement from professional basketball, but it was widely believed that his career reached its conclusion after he was waived by the Nuggets last July and subsequently went unsigned prior to the start of NBA training camps. The 38-year-old spent 17 years in the league with the Magic, Grizzlies, Timberwolves, Wizards, Heat, Cavaliers and Nuggets, taking home Rookie of the Year honors in 2000-01 with Orlando, Sixth Man of the Year honors in 2006-07 with Memphis and two NBA titles with Miami in 2012 and 2013. He enjoyed his longest and most productive run in the league during his two stints with the Grizzlies and has set down permanent roots in Memphis, so it's not surprising that he'll remain local as he transitions into the coaching ranks.
Miller was waived by the Nuggets on Tuesday.
Miller, a 37-year-old NBA veteran, made just 20 appearances with the Nuggets last season, posting 1.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists across 7.6 minutes per game -- his second straight season in the single-digit minute range. He largely saw time when the Nuggets had injuries piled up. There's no word right now on whether Miller plans to retire, but his time of playing a full season with rotational minutes is likely long gone.
Miller contributed eight points (3-4 FG, 2-3 3Pt), seven rebounds, six assists and one steal across 29 minutes during a 109-91 win over the Mavericks on Tuesday.
Miller, who hadn't played more than 12 minutes in a game all season, was stunningly on his way toward messing around and getting a triple-double Tuesday as a result of the team resting a large portion of its roster. Miller could see a similar workload in the team's finale Wednesday, but a similar line isn't likely. A few three-pointers are possible, though.
Miller (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in a 121-117 win over the Bucks on Friday.
Miller has appeared in only one of the Nuggets' last seven games, and as has been the case all season, it looks unlikely that he'll emerge as a rotation player for coach Michael Malone. The veteran sharpshooter remains under contract with the Nuggets through the end of next season, but at this point, it's fair to say he's settled into a role as a de facto assistant coach.
Miller played four minutes and supplied one rebound and one assist in a 127-99 loss to the Spurs on Thursday.
The four-minute outing was Miller's first appearance since Dec. 2, and just his fifth overall of the season. The veteran is more of a mentor for the team's younger players rather than an on-court contributor at this stage of his career.
Miller (personal) rejoined the Nuggets at Tuesday's practice, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.
Miller was away from the team for roughly two weeks while attending to a personal matter, but he was back at practice Tuesday and is expected to be available Wednesday against Miami. The 36-year-old is not a part of Denver's regular rotation, however, so it's unlikely that he'll make a significant on-court impact in 2016-17.
Miller (personal) has been ruled out for Sunday's tilt with the Suns, Paul Coro of AZCentral.com reports.
It was expected that Miller would return Sunday after missing the past eight games due to personal reasons. His next chance to take the court will come Wednesday when the Nuggets face the Heat.
Miller (personal) is expected to be back with the team on Saturday and therefore be available to play Sunday against the Suns, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports.
Miller has already been ruled out for Friday's contest against the Thunder due to personal reasons, but he's slated to be back with the team over the weekend. His absence shouldn't have much of an impact, given the fact he's averaging just four minutes per game through three games this season.
Miller (personal) will not be available for Friday's game against the Thunder, T.J. McBride of BSN Denver reports.
The veteran remains out as he deals with a personal matter, marking his eighth consecutive absence. It's still unclear exactly when Miller will rejoin his team, although he's only averaged 4.3 minutes over three games this season.
Miller (personal) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Thunder, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports.
The veteran was sidelined Wednesday as he tended to a personal matter which could continue to keep him away from the team. Even if Miller returns to action Friday, it's unlikely that he'll see significant playing time.
Miller (personal) has been ruled out for Wednesday's matchup with the Jazz.
It will be the fourth straight absence for Miller, who continues to tend to a personal matter. He isn't a member of coach Michael Malone's rotation, so once he rejoins the team, Miller isn't expected to see consistent minutes off the bench.
Miller (personal) will sit out Tuesday's game against the Bulls, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports.
Miller has already missed the last two contests for a personal issue, making Tuesday's absence a third consecutive game off. He's seen minimal playing time in just three games this season, so once back with the team, he's not expected to be a member of the regular rotation and can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Miller (personal) wasn't available for Sunday's 105-91 win over the Jazz, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports.
Miller joined Gary Harris (foot) on the inactive list for the second straight game while he attended to a personal matter. The Nuggets' next game is set for Tuesday against the Bulls, but it's unclear if Miller will be available for the contest.
Miller won't play Friday night against the Raptors due to personal reasons, Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post reports.
Miller's absence from Friday's game won't leave a huge impact on the Nuggets considering that he's played in just three of their last 10 games, averaging 3.0 points, 0.7 assists, and 0.7 rebounds with 4.3 minutes. The shooting guard is rather low on the depth chart, with Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, and Will Barton ahead of him.
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.
Miller will make a surprising start Wednesday against Phoenix, broadcaster Jason Kosmicki reports.
The Nuggets are dealing with a plethora of injuries which is allowing Miller to sneak into the starting five even though he's averaging just under nine minutes per game this season. It's entirely possible for Miller to still see limited run Wednesday, especially since Will Barton will be available for the majority of minutes at small forward off the bench.
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