Wizards: Getting to know Andre Miller

Wizards: Getting to know Andre Miller
February 20, 2014, 5:45 pm
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The Wizards have officially acquired Andre Miller from the Denver Nuggets. Here's what you need to know about the veteran point guard:

Name: Andre Lloyd Miller

Date of birth: March 19, 1976 (turns 38)

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 200 lbs

Years Pro: 14 plus 30 games this season

Draft: Selected 8th overall in the 1999 draft out of University of Utah

Career stats: 13. 6 points, 7.0 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 1,156 career games with 935 starts. Own shooting percentages of 45.9 from the field, 80.8 from the free throw line

2013-14 stats: 5.9 points and 3.3 assists in 30 games (has not played since Dec. 30)

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Playoff stats: 15.5 points, 5.0 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.05 steals in 52 postseason games with Denver, Philadelphia and Portland.

Recent success: Scored 28 points in 27 minutes including game-winning basket in Denver's 97-95 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of their first round series

League leader: Topped NBA with 10.9 assists during  2001-02 season. Also averaged career-high 16.5 points that season with the Cleveland Cavaliers

Familiar face: Miller played with current Wizards Nene and Al Harrington in Denver, Martell Webster in Portland

Hey, coach: Wizards coach Randy Wittman served in that role with the Cleveland Cavaliers during Miller's first two seasons.

History:  Ranks eighth all-time in NBA history with 8,056 assists. One of only eight players in NBA history to record at least 15,000 points and 7,500 assists.

Splits: Averages in 39 career games versus Washington: 12.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, 7.1 assists

NCAA: Miller and Keith Van Horn led Utah to the 1998 national championship where the Utes lost to Kentucky

Notable: Miller has reached the playoffs nine times including the past six seasons, but his teams have never won a series...Born and raised in Los Angeles.

Random: Wizards guard Bradley Beal was six years old when Miller entered the NBA