NBA News: Wizards Exercise Option to Retain Andre Miller
By Lou Ramon Aguila | June 30, 2014 3:26 PM EST
The Washington Wizards are expected to pick up their option on Andre Miller's contract next season, the veteran point guard's agent Andy Miller told CSNWashington.
"The Wizards have let Andre Miller know that they'll keep him past Saturday, when his $2MM partial guarantee for next season jumps to a full guarantee on his $4.625MM salary, agent Andy Miller tells J. Michael of CSNWashington.com."
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With John Wall living up to his potential last season, the Wizards have become a much better team for the first time since the Gilbert Arenas era. Miller, who was traded to the Wizards by the Nuggets, played a solid job backing up the youngster, and his 14 PER proved his production in limited minutes.
According to a source, the Wizards originally planned to part ways with Miller but their failure to draft Spence Dinwiddie forced them to draft and stash Tomas Satoransky and exercise their option on Miller.
"Michael suggests that the deal Wizards draft-and-stash prospect Tomas Satoransky has with a team in Spain coupled with the team's failure to land preferred draft target Spencer Dinwiddie helped make the team's decision regarding Miller easier," via Hoops Rumors.
Aside from Miller, the Wizards are also looking to re-sign center Marcin Gortat and Trevor Ariza, who are both attracting interests from several teams.
"The Wizards appear to be making a strong push to re-sign both Marcin Gortat and Trevor Ariza, one made even more important with today's news of Martell Webster's back surgery, and the savings that could be reaped from waiving Miller might have come in handy," Hoops Rumors added.
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