Signing of Miller makes Blazers as even better team
The Portland Trail Blazers despite its youth laden line-up is considered as one of the top teams in the Western Conference.
In fact in the last National Basketball Association (NBA) season the Blazers made to the playoffs with its top guns shooting guard Brandon Roy and center Greg Oden.
The recent signing of former Philadelphia Sixers starting point guard Andre Miller to a three-year $21 million deal further makes the Blazers an even better team in the incoming NBA season.
Miller who average 16.3 points and 6.5 assists for the Sixers last season is considered as one of the top in his position in the NBA games.
The entry of the 10-year NBA veteran further boost the point guard position of the team which already have Steve Blake and rising young basketball star Jerryd Bayless.
The NBA veteran is expected to orchestrate plays for the Blazers and make life easier for its top scorer in Roy.
Miller has expressed joy over the signing since the Blazers are one of the best in the NBA despite its young roster.
The NBA star point guard said he will do his best to help the Blazers its quest for another championship trophy.
The 33-year-old player was the eighth overall pick in the 1999 draft out of Utah by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Over his career, he has averaged 14...6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 7.4 assists in 815 games, 768 starts. He has 174 career double-doubles.
During his career as a Cavalier he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team, became the first player in Cleveland history to win player of the week twice, set a franchise record for total assists in a season (882) and was the only NBA player to average 10+ assists and points during the 2001–02 NBA season.
He played for the US national team in the 2002 FIBA World Championship.
Miller is currently tied for the 13th highest assist-per-game average (7.6) in NBA history. He has also played in 501 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NBA.
What makes Miller such a great player is the fact that he is a clutch player who knows how to execute in critical moments of the game which is what the Blazers want as it tangles with the other superpowers in the Western Conference.
Both Roy and Oden expressed joy over the singing of Miller since they believe he has the skills to bring them over the hump.
The decision of Miller to leave the Sixers for Blazers is seen a great loss for his former team.
Sixers star forward Andre Igoudala said the Blazers will even become a much better them with the entry of Miller.
Portland Trail Blazers team fans who are hoping for a much better season for the team got their answer in Miller.
The incoming NBA season is more exciting for hoop fans around the world who should not miss to watch the NBA games live.
im so glad that hedo bailed and we ended up with miller. hes gona help odens game tremendously he is one of the better lob passers in the nba
Naturally the key is health, chemistry and a bit of luck.
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