While that speculation cooled for a few days, it looks as of now that the Knicks are very serious about making a run at the veteran point guard.
Miller, 37, has not played in Denver’s last four games after being suspended by the team for two games for a confrontation with head coach Brian Shaw. According to the Denver Post, there is a slim chance Miller plays for the Nuggets while they try to trade him.
The Knicks interest in Miller makes sense from a standpoint that they badly need help at the lead guard spot. While Raymond Felton has looked decent in his return from injury, nothing about his lengthy career suggests that he is the type of guard a team can win with.
Yet while Miller is having the worst year of his career this season, averaging a career-low 5.9 points and 3.3 assists, he could be a nice addition to a team looking to make noise in the playoffs.
But do the Knicks need another old player past his prime?
I would caution that answer should be no.
The Knicks pursuit of Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry made much more sense than a 37-year old point guard on his last legs.
If James Dolan was unwilling to part with either of his two young players or a future pick for Lowry, he shouldn’t even think about doing so for Miller.
At the end of the day the Knicks pursuit of an upgrade at the point guard position makes a lot of sense, but not Miller.
However no matter who they target they will have a difficult time making any type of deal work.
The bottom line is that if the Knicks are unwilling to move Shump or Hardaway, they simply have no other assets to make any type of deal happen.