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Andre Miller appreciation thread


I never like the Felton/Miller trade. I got into arguments with my friends when it happened.

The rationale: "Felton's younger! He can shoot and will open up the floor!"

"Andre is old and can't make a three." "He is a cancer and doesn't get along with Nate. Never won in the playoffs!"

All I saw from Miller is someone who made LMA an All-Star player, could break down defenses, get to the line, and provided stability that we had sorely lacked before his arrival. The more I watch the Blazers now, it is clear that the trade has been devastating to the team. Felton cannot shoot any better than Miller and may be the worst PG in the game right now. He is an average passer (as a side-note - how many Alley Oops to Aldridge this season?), out of shape, and a choker. His defense is overrated. This trade may have eliminated any change this core group of players goes anywhere in the playoffs.

Miller, meanwhile, continues to chug along, making his teammates better in Denver.

I understand not everything is Felton's fault. But, he sets the tone for the offense and it isn't pretty. Now may be dependent on a sixth-man instant offense shoot-first guard to carry the PG duties. I like Crawford, but that isn't his job nor should it be.

Sad.

We miss you, 'Dre.



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