Andre Miller Back To The Cavaliers?
The Denver Nuggets head into the second half of the 2013-14′ season without depth from the point guard position. They have recently expressed interest in D-League All-Star Pierre Jackson to fill the role for Nate Robinson who is out for the season. Now there is another name that could draw interest to the Nuggets and it is Cleveland Cavaliers back-up point guard Jarrett Jack.
According to Sam Smith of Bulls.com, Denver could peak interest in the veteran point guard. The move in the offseason seemed like a great addition to a Cleveland Cavaliers that could battle for a playoff spot is looking more and more like a dud. Jack has struggled this season in a Cavalier uniform, averaging just 8.5 points per game, 3.7 assists, and 2.6 rebounds.
Jack could likely use a change of scenery and Denver could be a perfect fit for the guard. Jack is also shooting a career-low 40.5% percent from the field and his free-throw percentage is down to 82.1% percent — which is still good.
Here is Sam Smith’s take on the situation.
Though the move for Jarrett Jack sounded good at the time and seemed to make sense for a team making a playoff run, it hasn’t worked in Cleveland. Would the guard short Nuggets take Jack and his two more guaranteed years as he prospered in their kind of game in Golden State? The Cavs could bring back Andre Miller to where he started in 1999 and end his banishment. Plus, his contract expires.
Like he stated above, Jack is currently on a four-year deal with the Cavaliers and will be making up to $6.25 million per year. Miller on the other hand is on his final year of his contract with the Denver Nuggets where he is slated to make $5 million. The contracts don’t exactly even up as it would appear Denver would need to add another player to sweeten the deal. Also as noted above, Miller would return to the team that drafted him back in the 2009 NBA Draft, 1st Round, 8th Overall.
The Nuggets could add per say Anthony Randolph into the deal who is slated to make $1.75 million over the next two years. Denver would be sending $6.75 million out in salary and taking in $6.3 million. The problem is Jack would be under contract for the next three years under for roughly $6.25 million per year, but I’m sure Denver would still pull the trigger on the deal as they believe they can still make the playoffs.