Report: Kings offer Marcus Thornton or Jimmer Fredette for Andre Miller


We already knew a couple parts of the equation. First and foremost, we knew the Denver Nuggets have been trying to trade Andre Miller, and wanting that to happen sooner rather than later.

We also knew the Kings have been very aggressive in trying to land Miller. They are aggressive on the trade market in general.

Now, thanks to Ken Berger of, we know what the Kings are offering.

The Kings have offered Marcus Thornton and a future second-round pick as the framework of a deal for Miller, and have presented a package including Jimmer Fredette and a future second as an alternative, two people familiar with the scenarios said Wednesday. Those people familiar with the terms of those offers did not know the third scenario presented by Sacramento, but executives gathered here for the D-League Showcase surmised that it likely involves forward Jason Thompson.

Thornton is expendable to the Kings because they know Ben McLemore is the future for them at that spot. Fredette has never really been able to carve out a role with the Kings.

The question really is who else is calling Denver and are they offering anything better? Denver may be a little patient to see how the market shakes out.