Wizards get PG Miller from Nuggets
The Sports Xchange
EditorsNote: Updates with official announcement Wizards get PG Miller from Nuggets
The Washington Wizards, Denver Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers completed a three-team trade that will send point guard Andre Miller to the Wizards, the teams announced Thursday.
The Wizards will send forward Jan Vesely to the Nuggets and point guard Eric Maynor to the 76ers, who also will get the Nuggets' 2016 second-round pick and the Wizards' 2015 second-round pick. The Wizards also acquired a protected 2014 draft pick from the Sixers.
Miller hasn't played since he was suspended by the Nuggets on Jan. 2 after an altercation with coach Brian Shaw.
Miller is earning $5 million this season, and his $4.6 million contract for next year is guaranteed for just $2 million. The 16-year veteran averaged 5.9 points and 3.3 assists in 30 games for the Nuggets.
"Andre is a proven veteran who brings 14 years of experience as a point guard, leader and distributor to solidify our second unit," said Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld. "He will be a valuable addition as we make our push over these last 28 games of the season to put ourselves in the best possible position."
Washington (26-28) is fifth in the Eastern Conference, 2 1/2 games out of the fourth spot.
Vesely, the No. 6 pick in the 2011 draft, has averaged just three points and three rebounds in 33 games for the Wizards.
Maynor, who was signed as a free agent in the offseason by the Wizards, has fallen out of the rotation and averaging 2.3 points per game. He has a player option for $2.1 million next season that the 76ers will assume in exchange for the draft picks.