The Sacramento Kings have had widely reported interest in ousted Denver Nuggets point guard Andre Miller and today, Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders not only suggested the Kings still had interest, but that they are the frontrunners for his services.
The Kings have really stayed clear of anything involving a future draft pick, unless it yields a significant asset and it seems they are taking the same stance on long-term contract money. The Kings remain the frontrunner for Andre Miller, whenever the Denver Nuggets decide to move him. The problem is Miller isn’t going to return much for Denver, hence the lack of movement on a deal.
The 38-year-old Miller has not played since December 30th thanks to a blowout between he and head coach Brian Shaw. Clearly, the Nuggets have no desire to keep him past the upcoming trade deadline – though the lack of playing time has heavily devalued him.
Sacramento doesn’t exactly have many trade pieces that would fit in a deal for Miller straight up, so it’s possible the two sides would need to expand their deal to involve more players or introduce a third team into trade talks.