Andre Miller Signs With Portland

Jul 25, 2009

Andre Miller is moving West again.  After playing the last 2+ years in Philadelphia, Miller is headed to Portland after agreeing to a three year, $21 million deal with the Trail Blazers.  Miller has career averages of 14.6 points, 7.4 assists, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.4 steals.  He had two of his top scoring averages the past two years in Philly at 17.0 and 16.3, but will likely see a dip after joining the likes of Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge.  His assists could also see a drop as Brandon Roy averages 5.1 apg, which is high for a Shooting Guard.  Of course Miller played with Andre Iguodala in Philly who also dishes it frequently.  Overall I think Miller’s value drops slightly.  The player who loses the most fantasy value is Steve Blake.  Blake averaged 31.7 minute last year scoring 11.0 ppg with 5.0 apg.  With his three-point prowess, Blake was a borderline fantasy starter, but with the expected drop in minutes, he is more of an afterthought.  In Philly, Miller’s departure should help Jrue Holiday should get more steady minutes in his Rookie season.  They will also lean on Lou Williams who averaged 12.8 ppg and 3.0 apg.  Both of those numbers should be on the rise next year.

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. 3rdStoneFromTheSun
    July 25th, 2009 at 12:27 pm #

    poor Blake…a solid PG…old school guy

    guess he is buried on the bench or trade material

  2. LestersLegends
    July 25th, 2009 at 2:11 pm #

    He still should get minutes off the bench.

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