I understand its a one year commitment but $4.6 million for a guy who will be 39 this coming season? Really?
I also understand there is a market for "veteran leadership" and "sure ball handling" around the league, but I dont think anyone would have lined up to pay him nearly 5 million.
Miller's role on the team is a luxury, not a necessity. If John Wall is making the leaps game-wise and metally that we assume and hope that he is, then he should no longer need a "mentor;" and I dont think he does.Wall is his own man now.
I believe the Wizards should have been more concerned with maintaining the pace Wall sets when he's on the bench by signing a more similar in style PG or combo guard that could play some off-guard as well. Presumably, after this year, we will have a hole to fill again at backup PG and as of right now there is still no reliable 2 guards coming off the bench. I would have liked to see the proverbial tires kicked on players like Stuckey.
I know that a younger (literally anyone would be younger) bench building block would be looking for more than a year and after the Gortat deal and an inevitable Ariza overpay, the Wizards' flexibility moving forward is in serious jeopardy BUT...worst case scenario couldn't they have just declined the option and brought him back for cheaper? I just can't imagine anyone else paying Miller 4.6M for his 15 minutes of low-risk low-reward play. Someone enlighten me.