Sources: Kings Offer Thornton or Fredette for Andre Miller

Sources: Kings Offer Thornton or Fredette for Andre Miller

Postby Kobe8Fan on Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:41 pm

Warriors and Kings Interested In Trading For Andre Miller

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By Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc J. Spears

The Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings are intrigued with the possibility of acquiring suspended Denver Nuggets point guard Andre Miller, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

For now, Denver management is determined to smooth over the acrimony between Miller and coach Brian Shaw, and plan on bringing back Miller on Monday for practice, league sources said.

Denver had resisted trade overtures before Wednesday's encounter between Miller and Shaw on the Nuggets bench, and teams reaching out to the Nuggets on Thursday insist that Nuggets GM Tim Connelly still seems committed to working through the issues with Miller and getting him back on the floor for Denver.

Miller is suspended for Denver's games on Friday and Sunday. The Warriors have been shopping for a backup point guard and have been engaged for weeks with Toronto on Kyle Lowry, sources said. The Warriors and New York Knicks have been two of the most persistent suitors for Lowry, but Toronto's recent run of success has made the front office more reticent to unload Lowry, league sources said. Toronto hasn't completely changed course on a possible deal for Lowry, but they're no longer simply auctioning him.

Sacramento GM Pete D'Allessandro was a longtime executive with the Nuggets and has long been an admirer of Miller's. The Kings would love to use Miller as a veteran mentor for young point guard Isaiah Thomas, league sources said.

Miller, 37, had a streak of 239 consecutive games end on Wednesday night in the loss to the Philadelphia 76ers – the Nuggets' eighth straight. It was the first DNP-CD of Miller's career, too.

The frustration that started on the floor on Wednesday night extended into the postgame locker room too, sources told Yahoo Sports. Miller has grown frustrated with Shaw and had recently addressed some issues to him in a locker room meeting forum, league sources said.

Connelly spoke with Miller for approximately an hour late Wednesday night at the Pepsi Center, and the team suspended Miller on Thursday for its next two games.


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Sources: Kings Offer Thornton or Fredette for Andre Miller

Postby Kobe8Fan on Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:22 pm

Sources: Kings Offer Marcus Thornton or Jimmer Fredette for Andre Miller

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RENO, Nev. -- The Kings continue to be the most aggressive potential suitor for the Nuggets' Andre Miller, offering three separate potential deals for the disgruntled point guard, league sources told CBSSports.com.

The Kings have offered Marcus Thornton and a future second-round pick as the framework of a deal for Miller, and have presented a package including Jimmer Fredette and a future second as an alternative, two people familiar with the scenarios said Wednesday. Those people familiar with the terms of those offers did not know the third scenario presented by Sacramento, but executives gathered here for the D-League Showcase surmised that it likely involves forward Jason Thompson.

Executives scouting the development league event suspect that the Kings are now showcasing Thornton, who has moved ahead of first-round pick Ben McLemore in Sacramento's starting lineup. The Kings would have to furnish another player in a potential deal involving Fredette to make the trade work under NBA rules.

The Nuggets suspended Miller two games after the 37-year-old point guard confronted coach Brian Shaw over his benching in a 114-102 loss to Philadelphia on Jan. 1. The team subsequently lifted the suspension but excused Miller from team activities. In the days since, Nuggets GM Tim Connelly has begun exploring trade options for Miller, who makes $5 million this season with a fully non-guaranteed $4.625 million due next season.


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Re: Sources: Kings Offer Thornton or Fredette for Andre Miller

Postby therealdeal on Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:32 pm

What are the Kings planning?
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