Nuggets Andre Miller Thinks He Can Play At 40
Andre Miller currently ranks 10th all-time in assists, only trailing Rod Strickland by 31 assists.
Miller is entering his 15th season with no intentions of retirement.
“I could still play 35 minutes,” Miller said. “Coming back here, I was slowed down (last year). I was doing well in Portland, playing 33, 34 minutes a game, and the situation was, I was traded back here and basically told I would be a backup. I still feel I can play a high amount of minutes, but teams have what they are doing, and I have to fall in line.” …
His preparation in the summer was simple. He rested. He’s aiming to play until he’s 40 — and that requires two more seasons beyond this one.
To do that, he’ll have to show the new coaching staff he has the staying power. Teammates believe he can do it.
“He has youthful legs,” guard Ty Lawson said. “You can see when people are getting old. With Dre, you can’t see that.”
I see no reason not to believe that Miller can play until he’s 40 because his game relies on outsmarting the opponent. It’ll be different if Miller depended on athleticism.