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Andre Lloyd Miller (born March 19, 1976 in Los Angeles, Californiamarker) is an Americanmarker professional basketball player in the NBA for the Portland Trail Blazers. As of the end of the 2008-09 season, he has played in 530 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NBA.

College career

Miller played collegiately at the University of Utahmarker for four years. His performance in 1998, including a very rare NCAA Tournament triple double, led the Utes to the NCAA championship game where they lost to Kentucky. At Utah, Miller played with Keith Van Horn and Michael Doleac who both also played in the NBA. Miller graduated from the University of Utahmarker with a Bachelor's of Science in Sociology in 1998 and began work on a Master's in Sociology before being drafted into the NBA.

NBA career

Cleveland Cavaliers

Miller was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 8th overall pick of the 1999 NBA Draft, and averaged 11.1 points and 5.8 assists per game in his rookie year. In his second year he averaged 15.8 points per game and 8 assists per game. In his final year as a Cavalier his averages increased to 16.5 points and 10.8 assists per game. During his career as a Cavalier he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team, became the first player in Cleveland history to win player of the week twice, set a franchise record for total assists in a season (882) and was the only NBA player to average 10+ assists and points during the 2001–02 NBA season. He played for the US national team in the 2002 FIBA World Championship.

Los Angeles Clippers and Denver Nuggets

On July 30, 2002 he was traded, along with Bryant Stith, to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Darius Miles and Harold Jamison. He spent only one year with the Clippers before finding his way to the Denver Nuggets. After signing a multiyear contract with the Nuggets in 2003, Miller, as point guard, played an integral role in the Nuggets' resurgence.

Philadelphia 76ers

On December 19, 2006, he was traded by the Nuggets to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of a trade for guard Allen Iverson.Miller's statistics have gone up in multiple categories, in 2006–07, Miller ranked fourth in the NBA in total assists (625) and seventh in assists per game (7.8), also ranked 20th in steals per game (1.38) and 15th in assist to turnover ratio (2.82). He recorded 19 double-doubles in 2006–07 (148 for his career), and the Sixers were 7–5 in games in which he had a double-double and 17–8 when he scored 15+ points. He finished the final 35 games in 2006–07, shot 47.7% from the floor and 82.4% shooting from the line after shooting 44.5% FGs and 74.8% FTs in his first 22 games as a Sixer.

Portland Trail Blazers

On July 24, 2009, Miller signed a 3-year deal worth $21 million with the Portland Trail Blazers.

NBA career statistics

Regular season

1999–00
Cleveland
82 36 25.5 .449 .204 .774 3.4 5.8 1.0 .2 11.1
2000–01
Cleveland
82 82 34.7 .452 .266 .833 4.4 8.0 1.5 .3 15.8
2001–02
Cleveland
81 81 37.3 .454 .253 .817 4.7 10.9 1.6 .4 16.5
2002–03
L.A. Clippers
80 80 36.4 .406 .213 .795 4.0 6.7 1.2 .1 13.6
2003–04
Denver
82 82 34.6 .457 .185 .832 4.5 6.1 1.7 .3 14.8
2004–05
Denver
82 82 34.8 .477 .154 .838 4.1 6.9 1.5 .1 13.6
2005–06
Denver
82 82 35.8 .463 .185 .738 4.3 8.2 1.3 .2 13.7
2006–07
Denver
23 23 35.7 .472 .250 .729 4.5 9.1 1.6 .2 13.0
2006-07
Philadelphia
57 56 37.6 .464 .053 .808 4.4 7.3 1.3 .1 13.6
2007–08
Philadelphia
82 82 36.8 .492 .088 .772 4.0 6.9 1.3 .1 17.0
2008–09
Philadelphia
82 82 36.3 .473 .283 .826 4.5 6.5 1.3 .2 16.3
Career
815 768 34.9 .460 .210 .802 4.2 7.4 1.4 .2 14.6

Playoffs

2003–04
Denver
5 5 34.8 .472 .000 .818 4.6 3.2 1.6 .0 15.4
2004–05
Denver
5 5 36.8 .424 .500 .719 5.2 5.2 2.0 .2 16.2
2005–06
Denver
5 5 36.4 .442 .000 .824 4.4 7.2 1.0 .2 16.4
2007–08
Philadelphia
6 6 38.2 .438 .000 .636 3.2 3.3 .8 .0 15.3
2008–09
Philadelphia
6 6 43.0 .475 .300 .824 6.3 5.3 1.2 .2 21.2
Career
27 27 38.0 .452 .263 .759 4.7 4.8 1.3 .1 17.0

Notes

  1. Miller searching for right fit in Portland. Retrieved on October 14, 2009.
  2. 2002 USA Basketball
  3. Cavaliers deal Andre Miller to Clippers
  4. ESPN - Miller, Smith go to Sixers in deal for Iverson - NBA


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