Kings Acquire Andre Miller
SACRAMENTO, CA - The Sacramento Kings today acquired guard Andre Miller from the Washington Wizards in exchange for guard Ramon Sessions, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro.
“Adding Andre bolsters our backcourt with one of the most prolific ball distributors in the game,” said D’Alessandro. “He’ll also provide veteran leadership to the lockeroom and a wealth of experience at the point guard position. We’re excited to have him join the team. We also want to thank Ramon and wish him the best moving forward.”
Miller, 38, is a 16-year NBA veteran averaging 12.9 points (.460 FG%, .217 3pt%, .808 FT%), 6.7 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 1.21 steals and 31.7 minutes per contest in 1,235 NBA games for Cleveland (1999-00 – 2001-2002), L.A. Clippers (2002-03), Denver (2003-04 – 2005-06, 2006-07, 2011-12 – 2013-14) Philadelphia (2006-07 – 2008-09), Portland (2009-10 – 2010-11) and Washington (2014-15). He has registered 63 career postseason appearances, tallying 13.5 points (.446 FG%, .386 3pt%, .766 FT%), 3.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.
He ranks ninth in NBA annals with 8,296 assists, trailing only Steve Nash for 2nd among active players. In his finest statistical campaign in 2001-02, he paced the league with 10.9 assists per game. Additionally, he joins Kevin Garnett (1,419), Tim Duncan (1,302), Kobe Bryant (1,280) and Dirk Nowitzki (1,239) as the active league leaders in games played.
Known for his durability, Miller played in all but six contests during 14 professional campaigns from 1999-00 through 2012-13—a span in which he registered 10 seasons without missing a single game. In parts of three seasons in Denver under current Kings Head Coach George Karl, Miller did not miss a single contest, playing in all 293 games the two spent together.