Miller Makes Teammates See His Value
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 03/21/2011 1:05 PM

    From Sporting News-
     LaMarcus Aldridge learned early last season that Andre Miller was a different kind of point guard. It was Aldridge’s fourth year with the Portland Trail Blazers and Miller’s first, and Miller told Aldridge to curl off of a screen and head to the basket. When he got there, so would the ball, Miller said.

    Aldridge, a 6-11 power forward, was skeptical. “I’m like, ‘I can’t see you,’” he told the 6-2 Miller, the obvious implication being if he couldn’t see Miller, then Miller couldn’t see him, either, and how could he make such a pass? “He said, ‘Just do it, and I’ll get it to you.’”

    The point guard-as-quarterback is perhaps too easy an analogy, but in Miller’s case, in the way he passes, it fits perfectly. More so than many guards, he anticipates where teammates will be. “You just throw it to them and hope they see it coming,” he says. “It’s like a quarterback in football. You have to throw it before the receiver makes his move, or it’s going to be intercepted. That’s how I look at it.”

    Also, Dre passed Bob Cousy for 14th All-Time in assists last night. Congrats Andre!

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  1. EthanMoney
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    Posted 03/21/2011 1:18 PM

    He will be closing in in TP soon. I love Andres game. I just wish he could shoot better. lol
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    Posted 03/21/2011 6:09 PM

    Nice article, I wish it were longer. One funny thing about Andre is he is known for being quiet off the court, but all the time when I watch games on tv he is the loudest. I hear him all the time yelling at refs "TRAVEL!!!" or "THAT'S A FOUL!!" and calling things out on d. ha ha
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  1. TayC
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    Posted 03/21/2011 7:56 PM

    i will give miller credit for his dishes, he has impressed me this season. and as soon as this team stepped it up in transition he showed why he has been playing for so long.
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  1. EthanMoney
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    Posted 03/22/2011 3:49 PM

    I think the best thing about Dre is he isn't even showing his age. With his style and knowledge on the court; He still has many years left in him. The man is never injured! Not to mention his games played streak speaks for itself. Only broke his record because of a suspension and a death.
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  1. ***Jason***
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    Posted 03/22/2011 7:02 PM

    The think I have come to appreciate about Dre is the way he doesn't shoot much until they need him to. When scoring gets tough, that's when he starts to try to score, and he has a knack for getting to the line. I know scoring isnt typically the biggest part of his game, but he seems to be willing to do the right thing and know what it is to give the Blazers the best chance to win. I don't care what position you play - thats a player. I really like the guy and I think we're lucky to have him around.
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