Andre Miller is doubtful the Denver Nuggets can repeat last year’s success (Video)
The Denver Nuggets have had a very eventful off-season, and not for the better. Coming off a franchise-record 57 wins in 2012-2013, the Nuggets have parted ways with head coach George Karl, general manager Masai Uriji, and most recently, star forward Andre Iguodala, who left for the Golden State Warriors. The players that remain are undoubtedly talented, but they will have a hard time duplicating their tremendous production last year. Don’t take my word for it, just ask Nuggets point guard Andre Miller.
During an interview at the NBA Summer League, Miller was asked if the Nuggets can win 57 games, as they did last season, to which Miller quickly responded “Naw, you know that ain’t gonna happen again.” Here’s the video courtesy of Yahoo! Sports:
While I agree with Miller wholeheartedly, there is no way you should say that about your team, especially before the season even begins. If you want to say that Miller is trying to motivate his team, I suppose that’s fine, but that doesn’t seem to be the intention. Miller just sounds like a frustrated veteran that is not happy his coach, and possibly his best teammate will not be on the Nuggets this upcoming season.
In fairness to Miller, it does seem that the Nuggets window, however small it ever was, has officially closed. I don’t see them realistically contending for a championship for the next couple of years unless drastic changes are made. Given Miller’s age, he won’t be around for a contending Nuggets team anyway.
By: Frank Santos- Pass the Pill Manager