Wizards hunt for 3rd PG after picking up Andre Miller's option

Wizards hunt for 3rd PG after picking up Andre Miller's option
July 16, 2014, 12:45 pm
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(Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)

LAS VEGAS -- As reported here almost three weeks ago through Andre Miller's agent, the Wizards have picked up his $4.6 million option for 2014-15, CSNWashington.com has confirmed. 

Miller was traded to the Wizards on Feb. 20 from the Denver Nuggets but will have a full season to acclimate and likely will log more playing time than he did when averaging 14.7 minutes per game. 

The goal, with a stronger bench unit as a whole, is to roll back the starters' minutes such as John Wall to keep them fresh for the postseason, where the Wizards reached for the first time in six seasons by winning 44 games. 

They're still in the market for a third point guard though they have Garrett Temple who is more of a combo guard and is likely to stay. Miller is 38. But his versatility even at an advanced age gives the Wizards a different look. Miller's ability to post up smaller point guards and advance the ball with the pass can help develop Wall and whoever becomes the next understudy.

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