Thursday 29th June 2017,
Sports Alchemist
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Andre Miller’s effectiveness

I was in a dimly lit basketball court with just me and my overused ball. As I shoot the ball all the way from the half court. The ball went outside the covered fish nets and I ran as fast as I could but in the end my legs give in and my breath cut short I knew I could catch up, with the ball attempting to go all the way to the window of the gym… luckily the ball was trapped around its grills.

Andre Miller the decorated 33 year old point guard is now playing as a Portland trail Blazer and he have a bigger task to do; provide the young team some direction and take over on pressure situations. But being a Blazer he has also ask to come off the bench when Coach Nate Mcmillan decided to stay with his starting point Steve Blake a decision he is not very well accustomed to having been a starter most of his 10 year career. Andre for a fact wasn’t the Blazers first choice but when Hedo Turkoglo opted to Toronto and Paul Milsap’s offer was matched by the Utah Jazz, Portland signed Miller. This would be Miller’s fifth team having been a solid point guard who could score and pass the ball pretty well yet teams are still willing to trade and release him for free agency. He is not a Jason Kidd or a Steve Nash but he belongs on that level and Miller has proven it time and time again.
Before Lebron James it was Andre Miller’s team and his double-double assists and points and US national team alum wasn’t enough when Cleveland traded him for Darius Miles. He was the Clippers All star when he spent only a year with them signing to the Denver Nuggets wherein he was traded for Allen Iverson in 2006. The 76ers are inclining in giving Louis Williams Miller’s starting position and giving him up to free agency. He was never the face of any franchise team and in spite of all his accomplishments he is still the expendable superstar which teams are willing to take the bait.
He managed to stay healthy without missing a game for 6 years and maybe at 33 it’s high time he let the younger legs and quicker guards take over. His 3 year contract gives Portland a court leader a true general who could man the younger players and guide them on how to attack the game. He is a thinking player and he could be a vital component on Portland’s maturity as a team.

Miller doesn’t have to run and catch up with all the superstar point guards in the NBA he has a name of his own and he is well respected as a player himself because no matter how far the ball goes up it always goes back down he can be effective If he wants to even if he comes off the bench.

Jess Matthew Beltran

Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]

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Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]