Last season, Denver coach Mike Malone said on several occasions he liked what veteran Mike Miller brought to the locker room in terms of leadership. This is a team with some quality young players — Emmanuel Mudiay, Jusuf Nurkic, Nikola Jokic, Gary Harris, and in this draft they added Jamal Murray — having solid veterans to show them how to be a true professional matters.
On the court, Miller got in just 47 games, played just 373 minutes total, and averaged 1.3 points and 1.1 rebounds per game when he did get in.
Apparently, the leadership was enough because the Nuggets are bringing him back at age 36, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports.
Miller had been hoping to land somewhere he would get more time on the court, but he also understood that wherever he landed it would include a significant mentor role. He’s decided to continue that in Denver, where Malone has started to build a very nice culture. We will see how that translates on the court.