Denver Nuggets Close To Signing Mike Miller: Sets Stage For More Moves

By Court Zierk
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Justin Ford – USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Nuggets and Mike Miller are close to agreeing on terms of a deal, according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard.

With the Nuggets already 10 deep at every position, especially on the wing, my logical side tells me that this should pave the way for a more substantial move, which would include packaging some of their current talent in return for a big-name player.

Of course my cynical side, slightly more grounded in reality, tells me that this is yet another example of the Nuggets’ newfound philosophy; depth over talent.

With the Nuggets already sitting dangerously close to the luxury tax, signing Miller would either indicate that their final piece has been added, or that the larger and more crippling salaries would be included in a potential deal. Please say JaVale McGee is going. Please, oh please, oh please.

I hear Kevin Love is still on the market. Cleveland, I love you, but you honestly have nothing on Denver. Except maybe LeBron James, but besides that, you have nothing.

Assuming Miller stays, he would add a veteran presence on a very young roster, and could potentially help bridge the gap until Danilo Gallinari returns, in the event he isn’t ready for the start of the season.

If I had to name one thing the Nuggets lacked last season, it would be consistent outside shooting, and they have definitely addressed that with the trade for Arron Afflalo, drafting Gary Harris, and potentially adding  Miller. But I just don’t see how he fits in unless there are more changes to come.

I have been pleading with the Nuggets’ front office to follow through on their promise of an aggressive offseason, and maybe they will actually show some gumption after all. You never know; crazier things have happened.

Court Zierk is a Denver Nuggets writer for Follow him on Twitter @CourtZierk, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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