cannot believe what im hearing in terms of trade rumors by the media and complaints by the fans, or what im seeing in terms of rotations and lineups by coach Nate. We signed a veteran point guard for 7 million dollars a year to provide our team with stability, leadership, experience, and quite frankly a much better point guard. From day one of the pre-season Andre Miller has been disrespected and mistreated. First of all, you can't bring a 34 year old point guard and expect him to break his habits and traditions which have WORKED for him so far in his career. Im talking about his habit of slow starts in the early season, but ALWAYS followed up by great finishing performances later on. This habit of his is well documented, so KP and Nate should have been aware of this fact, as well as the fact that Andre is considered an "ironman" of the league, a player that rarely misses a game, be it for injuries or whatever reasons. Obviously his habits have worked for him so far. He's also started for most of his career... which is why people reffer to him as a STARTER throughout the league.. I don't think players that are known as starters can easily adjust to beeing benched.. its not a matter of ego, well maybe it is, but all players have egos, and if their egos arent satisfied at any giving moment, they will not perform at their best. Ask Brandon Roy how his season is going so far. But its also a matter of trust, and right now I dont think Miller feels trusted as a point guard to "thread the needle" as Roy put it.
This is a man who brings consistency to the table, something this team desperately needs right now! But for him to be consistent, I truly believe the guy deserves a chance to do what he does best ! And that his playing in his "niche", meaning giving him a guarateed starting spot, handing over the reigns of the offense to him, and basically lettinh him do what he does best, BE A POINT GUARD. Its not as if he will disrupt team chemistry at this moment, seeing as there is none of that chemisty.
And so, I find it pathetic that this team would consider trading Miller at this moment... how about trying to play the guy for god's sake ? How about starting Miller for an extended period of time ? What ? We've done that already ? Ah yes, the infamous 3-guard lineup...the way I see it, we went on a 6 game winning streak with him as a starter... yes we underperformed, yes they were weak opponents, but we STILL WON. And from what I see, it might be thanks to him. Start Miller.