Like we told you last month, it sounds like Portland is attempting to land their much-needed point guard.
A source with knowledge of the situation has told TKB that Portland is talking with Philadelphia about Andre Miller, who is apparently very available.
We’ve noted for some time that despite their fascination with adding the likes of David Lee, the Blazers are willing to use Raef Lafrentz’ s contract to bring back a veteran QB who would add great leadership to the team. It is their hope that Miller, a savvy floor general who can do it all, can be the difference in the team making a serious playoff push.
The details of any possible deal are hazy but it appears that a third team may have to be involved. Ed Stefanski, admittedly, is at a crossroads with his team and despite scoffing at Elton Brand rumors, the 76ers GM has not openly ruled out dealing Miller.
Miller would add a great deal to the Blazers’ playoff hopes as the team is desperately in need of a floor general. Steve Blake, who did an admirable job, is out and the team has been leaning on Brandon Roy to play the one with rookie Jerryd Bayless shouldering much of the load as well. Acquiring Miller would allow Roy to play his natural off guard position as well as bring a sense of leadership to a young team much like the addition of Chauncey Billups did for Denver.