December 4, 2009

Andre Miller on the Trading Block?

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is at it again with the trade chatter.  These rumors were spread some time ago, but it feels a little more real now that AWoj is on it.  The guy, although a Pritchard hater, is usually spot on...
Since Travis Outlaw(notes) has been lost for four to five months with foot surgery, GM Kevin Pritchard has been working the phones for an athletic forward as a replacement.

That isn’t much of a surprise, but this is: In conversations with Portland’s front office and coaching staffs, several league officials believe Andre Miller(notes) could soon be available. As a free-agent signee over the summer, Miller can’t be traded until Dec. 15.

After missing out on several preferred free agents, Pritchard settled for Miller and signed him to a three-year, $21 million contract, the first two years of which are guaranteed. Yet, Blazers coaches have privately insisted to confidants throughout the league that Miller isn’t working out, and the belief is that Pritchard is testing the market on Miller’s worth. Portland could stay with Steve Blake(notes) or use Miller to bring back another playmaker.

Sources say that Brandon Roy(notes) clearly prefers playing with Blake over Miller, and that’s an issue that Pritchard must contend with.
At this point in the season, nothing pisses me off more than hearing that Brandon Roy prefers Blake over Miller.  This is quickly becoming the season of Roy as the newest prima donna in the NBA.  Whine, whine, whine.  Blame, blame, blame.  Just start winning already.

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