Andre Miller BIO:
NBA: One of only eight players in NBA history to record at least 15,000 points and 7,500 assists . . . Ranks second among active players in total assists (7,956) and 10th in NBA history . . . Ranks third on Denver's career assist list with 2,878 . . . Has played in all possible games in 10 of his 14 NBA seasons . . . Has missed just four games in his career and appeared in 632 consecutive games from 1/6/03 to 12/5/10 . . . NBA leader, assists per game (2001-02) . . . Eastern Conference Player of the Week (12/9/01; 2/17/02) . . . All-Rookie First Team (1999-00) . . . Has nine career triple-doubles and 205 double-doubles . . . Has scored 20+ points 206 times, with 16 games of 30+ (four with Denver), including a career-high 52 on 1/30/10 at Dallas.
2012-13 (Denver): Appeared in 82 games (11 starts), averaging 9.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 26.2 minutes . . . On 1/3 vs. MIN, became eighth player in NBA history with 15,000 points and 7,500 assists . . . Had 11 points and 12 assists in 31 minutes vs. HOU on 4/6 . . . Tallied season-high 22 points and seven assists in 33 minutes vs. DAL on 4/4 . . . Registered 21 points and eight assists in 40 minutes in a starting role vs. PHI on 3/21 . . . Posted 20 points, seven rebounds and nine assists in 23 minutes at OKC on 3/19 . . . Had eight points, six rebounds and season-high 13 assists in 29 minutes at CHI on 3/18 . . . Had 14 points, six rebounds and seven assists in 27 minutes vs. OKC on 3/1 . . . Posted 19 points (7-11 FG), seven assists and three steals in 27 minutes at WAS on 2/22 . . . Scored 17 points (8-10 FG) in 26 minutes vs. WAS on 1/18 . . . Scored 18 points in 29 minutes vs. ORL on 1/9 . . . Tallied 12 points and 10 assists in 24 minutes at LAL on 1/6 . . . Had 11 points and 10 assists in 36 minutes vs. MIN on 1/3 . . . Posted 12 points and season-high 12 assists in 41 minutes in first start of year vs. LAC on 1/1 . . . Had 12 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in 28 minutes at POR on 12/20 . . . Scored 18 points, all in the second half, in 29 minutes vs. MEM on 12/14 . . . Had team-high 19 points, five boards and seven assists in 26 minutes vs. MIA on 11/15 . . . Had 15 points, five rebounds and eight assists in 31 minutes at GSW on 11/10.
2011-12 (Denver): Appeared in all 66 games (seven starts), averaging 9.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 6.7 assists, and 1.0 steals in 27.4 minutes . . . Had 12 points and eight assists in 26 minutes vs. LAC on 4/18 . . . Dished out a season-high 13 dimes in 26 minutes at HOU on 4/16 . . . Had 11 assists in 22 minutes vs. HOU on 4/15 . . . Tallied 20 points, six boards and six assists in 32 minutes at LAL on 4/13 . . . Handed out 12 assists in 28 minutes and moved into 10th place on NBA all-time assist list (7,398) vs. GSW on 4/9 . . . Passed Michael Adams for 3rd place on Nuggets all-time assists list at LAC on 2/22 . . . Had 21 points and 10 assists in 36 minutes at OKC on 2/19 . . . Exploded for 28 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists in 39 minutes at PHI on 1/18 . . . Had 12 points and 12 assists in 38 minutes vs. NJN on 1/11 . . . Surpassed Dan Issel (2,005 assists) for 5th place on the Nuggets all-time assists list at SAS on 1/7 . . . Had 18 points, five boards, five assists and three steals in 27 minutes in the season opener at DAL on 12/26.
2010-11 (Portland): Appeared in 81 games (all starts), notching averages of 12.7 points (career-best 85.3% FT), 3.7 rebounds, a team-best 7.0 assists and 1.41 steals (second on team) in 32.7 minutes . . . Ranked 13th in league in assists per game . . . Led team in assists in 66 of his 81 games . . . Finished second on team with 11 double-doubles . . . Scored in double figures 53 times, including eight games with at least 20 points . . . Passed out double digits in assists 15 times . . . Notched his 7,000th career assist while dishing a game-high 12 dimes April 7 at Utah . . . Scored a season-high 27 points to go along with 11 assists on Feb. 7 vs. Chicago . . . Hit 31 straight free throws from Nov. 16 to Dec. 5.
2009-10 (Portland): Averaged 14.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 30.5 minutes in 82 games (66 starts) . . . Ranked 20th in league in assists, leading squad a team-high 45 times (inc. ties) . . . Team went 44-22 in his 66 starts . . . Rang up a career-high 52 points, tied for the second-highest scoring total in franchise history, on a franchise-record and NBA season-high 22 field goals (of 31) Jan. 30 at Dallas . . . Miller became the first player to take 30-plus shots and shoot at least 71.0 percent from the field since Shaquille O'Neal (22-31) on April 20, 1994 . . . 2008-09: Started all 82 games for Philadelphia, averaging 16.3 points (second on team), 4.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists (led team) and 1.33 steals (tied, second on team) in 36.3 minutes . . . Ranked 14th in NBA in assists and 15th in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.68) . . . Tied for 15th in league in steals.
2007-08 (Philadelphia): Started all 82 games with Philadelphia, averaging a career-high 17.0 points to go with 4.0 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 1.28 steals in 36.8 minutes . . . Shot a career-high 49.2 percent from the floor . . . Twice named Eastern Conference Player of the Week . . . Ranked 10th in NBA in assists.
2006-07(Denver-Philadelphia): Appeared in 80 games (79 starts) with Philadelphia and Denver, averaging 13.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 7.8 assists and 1.38 steals in 37.1 minutes . . . In 57 games played (56 starts) for the 76ers, averaged 13.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 1.28 steals in 37.6 minutes . . . Traded from Denver to Philadelphia on Dec. 19, 2006, but weather issues delayed his physical until Dec. 22, 2006; since the trade was not yet official, he was not credited with missing the games on Dec. 20 or Dec. 22, keeping his streak of active games played alive . . . Ranked seventh in assists per game, 20th in steals per game and 15th in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.82).
2005-06 (Denver): Appeared in all 82 games for the third-straight season and fifth time in his career . . . Averaged 13.7 ppg, 8.2 apg, 4.3 rpg and 1.29 spg in 35.8 minutes . . . Ranked sixth in the NBA in assists . . . Ranked 26th (tied) in steals . . . Handed out 674 assists, the third-highest single-season total in Nuggets history . . . Assists average was fourth-highest in team history . . . Scored in double figures 60 times, including 16 games of 20+ and one of 30+ . . . Dished out at least 10 assists 27 times . . . Grabbed double-digit rebounds twice . . . Posted 20 double-doubles â€“ 18 with points and assists, one with points and rebounds and one with assists and rebounds . . . Led the Nuggets in scoring three times, rebounding twice and assists 66 times . . . Scored his 8,000th career point vs. Utah on 3/29 . . . Registered at least 10 points, five rebounds and five assists 24 times . . . Had a season-high 15 assists vs. Charlotte on 2/21 . . . Made the game-winning basket and steal vs. Portland on 2/4 . . . Handed out his 4,000th career assist vs. L.A. Clippers on 1/27 . . . Scored a season-high 33 points vs. the Hornets on 11/30 . . . Nearly missed a triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists and a season-high six steals in vs. New Jersey on 11/28 . . . Missed a triple-double by one point, tallying nine points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists vs. the Kings on 11/9.
2004-05 (Denver): Played in all 82 games . . . Averaged 13.7 ppg, 4.1 rpg and team highs of 6.9 apg and 1.48 spg . . . Ranked eighth in the NBA in assists and 18th (tied) in steals . . . Shot a career-best .477 from the field (33rd in NBA) and a career-high .838 from the free-throw line (35th) . . . Had 13 double-doubles . . . Scored in double figures 61 times, including 13 games with 20 or more and two with 30+ . . . Dished out at least 10 assists 16 times and had one double-digit rebounding game . . . Had a season-high 17 assists vs. Seattle on 4/9 . . . Scored a season-high 34 points at Washington on 12/8.
2003-04 (Denver): Played and started all 82 games . . . Averaged 14.8 ppg, 6.1 apg, 4.5 rpg and 1.73 spg in 34.6 minutes . . . Led the team in assists and steals and ranked second in scoring and ranked 10th in the NBA in both categories . . . Led or tied for the team lead in assists 54 times, scoring 16 times and rebounds five times . . . Scored in double figures 67 times, with 19 games of 20 or more and one game of 30+ . . . Grabbed 10+ rebounds four times and dished out 10+ assists 11 times . . . Posted 11 double-doubles and one triple-double . . . 142 steals were the most by a Nugget since Mark Macon had 154 in 1991-92 . . . Registered his sixth career triple-double with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, along with four steals vs. Minnesota on 1/26.
2002-03 (L.A. Clippers): Averaged 13.6 ppg, 6.7 apg, 4.0 rpg and 36.4 minutes in 80 games played . . . Ranked first on the team in games played (80), games started (80) and minutes played (2,913) . . . Scored in double figures 56 times, including 15 games of 20+ and one of 30+ . . . Ranked ninth in the league in assists . . . Led the team with 537 assists . . . Led the team in assists 60 times and steals 31 times . . . Dished out at least 10 assists 15 times . . . Posted 12 double-doubles on the season . . . Missed two games due to a high left ankle sprain . . . 11/28 vs. New Jersey, matched his career high with 37 points and handed out a season-high 16 assists.
2001-02 (Cleveland): Averaged 16.5 ppg, 10.9 apg, 4.7 rpg, 1.56 spg and 37.3 minutes in 81 games (all starts) . . . Led the NBA in assists per game and total assists (882) . . . Ranked second in triple-doubles (three), fifth in total double-doubles (43) and fifth in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.6) . . . Was the only player in the NBA to average a points/assists double-double during the season and he led the league in points/assists double-doubles (43) . . . Led Cleveland in assists, steals and minutes and finished second in scoring . . . 882 assists on the year were the most in Cavaliers history . . . Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending 12/9 and the for the week ending 2/17, becoming the first player in Cavaliers history to win the award twice in one season . . . Led the Cavs in assists in 79 of 81 games . . . Had 49 games of 10+ assists, including 16 games of 15+ assists . . . Reached double-figures in scoring on 67 occasions, including 25 games of 20+ points and six games of 30+ points . . . Missed one game due to a severe contusion of his right shoulder . . . 12/15 vs. Philadelphia, tallied a career-high and Gund Arena record 22 assists (also the second-most assists in Cavs history) in addition to recording a career-high, NBA season-high and Gund Arena record nine steals in the contest . . . 12/19 at Boston, recorded 36 points (14-18 FG) . . . 2/28 vs. San Antonio, scored a career-high 37 points . . . 4/6 vs. Chicago, recorded 23 points, 16 assists and seven steals.
2000-01 (Cleveland): Averaged 15.8 ppg, 8.0 apg, 4.4 rpg, 1.45 spg and 34.7 minutes in 82 games (all starts) . . . Ranked sixth in the NBA and first in the Eastern Conference in assists per game while ranking fifth in the league in total assists . . . Recorded 22 double-doubles on the year (21 - points-assist, 1 - points-rebounds) . . . Handed out 10+ assists on 24 occasions . . . Participated in the Schick Rookie Challenge during All-Star Weekend for the second consecutive season, tallying two points, two assists and two steals for the Sophomore team.
1999-00 (Cleveland): Averaged 11.1 ppg, 5.8 apg, 3.4 rpg and 1.02 spg in 82 games (36 starts) . . . Selected to the NBA All-Rookie First Team . . . Had 10 games of 10+ assists . . . Tallied 21 points and five rebounds in the 2000 Schick Rookie Challenge . . . 2/5 vs. Atlanta, recorded a triple-double with 28 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in 47 minutes.
PLAYOFFS: Has appeared in 52 career playoff games (28 with Denver) averaging 15.5 points, 5.1 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 34.3 minutes per game.2013: Averaged 14.0 points, 3.8 assists and 3.3 rebounds while playing all six games during Denver's first-round playoff series against Golden State . . . Scored 28 points on 11-of-16 shooting and made game-winning layup in final seconds of Game 1 on 4/20 . . . Had 18 points, five rebounds and five assists in Game 2 on 4/23 . . . Made five 3-pointers during the series, matching his total from final 28 regular-season games combined. 2012 (Denver): Averaged 11.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.29 steals in seven games vs. the Lakers . . . Scored double-digit points in five games and had eight assists in three games . . . Recorded 24 points and eight assists in 28 minutes @ LAL on 5/8/12. 2011 (Portland): Averaged 14.8 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 5.5 apg in six games against Dallas . . . Scored 10+ points in all games but one . . . 2010 (Portland): Appeared in all six games against Phoenix, averaging 15.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 6.0 apg in 35.0 mpg . . . Scored a playoff career-high 31 points in Game 1 on 4/18/10 . . . Dished out a playoff career-high nine assists in Game 3 on 4/22/11. 2009 (Philadelphia): Averaged a career-high 21.2 ppg, a playoff-high 6.3 rpg and 5.3 apg in six games against Orlando . . . Scored 20+ in three games, including 30 in Game 2 at Orlando on 4/22/09. 2008 (Philadelphia):Averaged 15.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 3.3 apg in six games against the Pistons . . . Scored in double-figures in each game, including two with 20+ points. 2006 (Denver):Averaged 16.4 ppg, 7.2 apg and 4.4 rpg in five games against the Clippers . . . Had a playoff career-high nine assists in Game 4 . . . Scored in double figures in each contest. 2005 (Denver): Averaged 16.2 ppg, 5.2 apg, 5.2 rpg and 2.00 spg in five games vs. San Antonio . . . Scored in double figures in each game, including a playoff career-high 31 points in Game 1 win. 2004 (Denver): Appeared in all five first round games vs. Minnesota . . . Averaged 15.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 3.2 apg and 1.60 spg in 34.8 minutes . . . Shot .472 (34-72) from the field and .818 (9-11) from the free-throw line . . . Scored in double figures in all five games.
INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE: Was a member of the USA Basketball 2002 Men's World Championships Team coached by George Karl . . . Averaged 10.7 ppg, 4.1 apg and 3.0 rpg in nine games.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Cleveland Cavaliers in first round (8th overall pick) in 1998 NBA Draft . . . Traded to L.A. Clippers along with G Bryant Smith in exchange for F Darius Miles and F Harold Jamison on 7/30/02 . . . Signed as a free agent by Denver Nuggets on 8/1/03 . . . Traded to Philadelphia, along with F Joe Smith and two 2007 first round draft picks, in exchange for G Allen Iverson and F Ivan McFarlin on 12/19/06 . . . Signed as a free agent by Portland on 7/24/09 . . . Acquired by Denver from Portland as part of a three-team (Dallas) draft-night trade, along with G Jordan Hamilton and a future 2nd round draft pick, in exchange for G Raymond Felton on 6/23/11 . . . Signed a contract extension with the Nuggets on 7/11/12.
COLLEGE: Averaged 12.1 ppg, 5.4 apg and 4.8 rpg over his four-year collegiate career at the University of Utah . . . Finished his career as Utah's all-time leader in steals (254) and second in all-time assists (721). 1998-99: Averaged 15.8 ppg, 5.6 apg and 5.4 rpg in 33 games . . . The recipient of the 1998-99 WAC Joe Kearney Award, honoring the conference's male athlete of the year . . . Was named First Team All-America by The Associated Press, the NABC and the USBWA . . . Was also named the 1999 WAC Player of the Year and was named First Team All-WAC and All-Defensive Team . . . Also named to The Sporting News All-America First Team at the conclusion of his senior season. 1997-98: Tallied 14.2 ppg, 5.2 apg and 5.4 rpg in 34 games played . . . Named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press . . . Helped lead the Utes to the NCAA Championship Game . . . Recorded 16 points and 14 rebounds in NCAA Semifinal win over North Carolina . . . Recorded a triple-double in Utah's upset victory over Arizona in the West Regional Final with 18 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists. 1996- 97: Averaged 9.8 ppg, 6.1 apg and 4.7 rpg in 33 games . . . Named to the All-WAC Defensive Team by both coaches and media . . . Helped lead Utah to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. 1995-96: Averaged 8.6 ppg, 4.6 apg and 3.7 rpg in 34 games . . . Named to the All-WAC Newcomer Team. 1994-95: Did not play, ineligible.