Chad Ford says: “I think Philly made a good deal. They weren’t getting anything more than what they got … roughly $8 million in cap relief, two late first round picks and a very good starting point guard. I think Andre Miller is underrated and a good fit in Philly. They add Greg Oden or Kevin Durant to that team next year and they’re right back in the playoffs.”
Agreed that Miller is underrated and a very good starting point guard. Disagreed that he’s a good fit in Philly. Philly is looking to lose a lot of games and get a high pick to add to the two low first-rounders they’re getting from Denver. That means you don’t want a good point guard who also happens to be too old to really count as a “rebuilding” piece. It seems to me that the Sixers and the Heat should be running to swap Miller for James Posey and his expiring contract. The Heat are looking to win now, and Gary Payton, despite his illustrious career, is pretty awful at this point. Meanwhile, absent Miller the Sixers should be bad enough to take a serious run at a top-three pick.