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Grunfeld on slimmed-down Miller: He's a baller

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07:28 AM ET 02.21 | Obviously, at this point, Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld is comfortable with Andre Miller's story. Miller last played Dec. 30. He has been away from the Nuggets ever since, preparing to be moved by Thursday's deadline. He played with Nene and [Al Harrington] in Denver and [Martell Webster] while with the Portland Trail Blazers. "He's been working out everyday. He's what you call a baller. He loves to play basketball. ... I spoke to him this afternoon. He said he's lost 10 or 12 pounds. He's been doing nothing but working out and getting ready," Grunfeld said. "It's going to take him time to get used to our system and get game shape once again. He's been under a lot of different systems. He's seen a lot of different things. He's got a high basketball IQ so I'm certain he'll pick up things pretty quickly."

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February 21, 2014  07:50 AM ET

This guy could really help wall and beal and plus gives them that veteran presence....

February 21, 2014  08:30 AM ET

Anyone see a problem with a guy that needs to take a break from the season and get away from his team to get into better shape?

Just sayin...

February 21, 2014  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Anyone see a problem with a guy that needs to take a break from the season and get away from his team to get into better shape?Just sayin...

Not w/ his situation. He was forced to take a hike so he has to take it and stay ready. He'll be a good mentor to the young team. He is a team player and loves to get his players involved.

February 21, 2014  08:55 AM ET

Knicks could use AM, too.

February 21, 2014  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This guy could really help wall and beal and plus gives them that veteran presence....

It should help.

February 21, 2014  09:20 AM ET

Good Luck, Bro.

February 21, 2014  09:39 AM ET

I loved this move for Washington. very underrated move.

February 21, 2014  10:13 AM ET

He's a solid backup and an upgrade over Maynor.

February 21, 2014  11:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Anyone see a problem with a guy that needs to take a break from the season and get away from his team to get into better shape?Just sayin...

No.....not at all.
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NBA ball players don't weight train during the season and don't do a lot of conditioning workouts during the season.
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When you typically have 3 to 5 games per week, you don't want to risk over-training/over-stressing your body during your one or two days off in-between games.

February 21, 2014  12:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This guy could really help wall and beal and plus gives them that veteran presence....

Agreed.

Regardless as to any issues he's had with Shaw, you don't get to stick in the league for 15 years by being a head case. And miller is both smart and savvy.

This was a good pick-up by the Wizards.

February 21, 2014  12:23 PM ET

AM = longevity

February 21, 2014  01:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Knicks could use AM, too.

He def would've been a good back-up pg, had Knicks gotten collison. But of course that would b 2 ez & Knicks mgmt like doing it the hard way.

February 21, 2014  05:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I loved this move for Washington. very underrated move.

Indeed. So sad it comes at expense to my Nuggets. Any thoughts on what Jan gives? Haven't watched the Wiz much.

 
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