People are probably wondering why the Nuggets decided to sign Mike Miller. With the Nuggets in a rebuild situation it seems kind of odd why they would choose to sign an ageing veteran to the team. The minutes that you’re going to have to give him can be going to some of the younger players, like Gary Harris and Will Barton.
But Miller wasn’t brought in to play heavy minutes; he averaged only 2.1 points in 13.5 minutes per game with the Cavaliers last year. What he brings is his shooting, he shot 32.7 percent from three last year and he’s a career 40.7 percent shooter from three. He also brings veteran leadership to a team that needs it; he’s won multiple NBA championships and knows what it takes to win. He’s a veteran that’s seen everything, so he should be a great mentor for the younger players on the team.
When you consider how bad the culture of the Nuggets has been over the last couple of seasons, having veterans like him and Jameer Nelson will help the younger players out, because they will have someone to lean on during the season. An NBA season is long with a lot of up’s and down’s, and with the Nuggets projected to lose a lot of games next season, having veterans on the team will help keep the locker room together.