Sheridan on Andre Miller Day

Sounds like all indications point toward Andre Miller starting tomorrow night (more on this later), but for now here is what Chris Sheridan had to say on Miller in his ESPN Chat. Not exactly a new tune, but as I said before, the speculation train isn’t going to stop gaining steam until the trade deadline passes, so get used to it.

Michael (PDX): Do you see the Blazers making a move soon? If so, who do you think they’ll go after?

Chris Sheridan: Well, they’re calling Tuesday Andre Miller Day aty water coolers around the NBA, because lots of people thought the Blazers signed him simply to be a trade asset, and tomorrow is the first day he is eligible to be traded (check Marc Stein’s Weekend Dime for a list of all players with trade restrictions, and when they expire). I think Portland tipped its hand when it went after a wing player in Hedo Turkoglu right from the get-go, and I think that remains a spot they need to fill (along with a big body to backup Joel P. It is a well-known fact around the league that the Knicks are willing to move Al Harrington, who would be a fantastic fit for Portland, but the Blazers would have to take back Jeffries in order for the Knicks to make that deal, and when you throw him in it is very hard to find enough ballast to go along with Andre (and Rudy Fernandez, whom the Knicks would insist upon) to make the deal work.

Topics: Andre Miller, Blazers, Chris Sheridan, ESPN

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  • Vic De Zen

    Andre Miller Day? Seriously? Bah. This still has a chance to work.

  • http://www.couriernewculture.blogspot.com Travis

    Wow, what a bunch of crap, Sheridan.

    National coverage of the Blazers is awful.

  • http://ripcityproject.com Coup

    Sheridan is more of an Eastern Conference guy and doesn’t have near the amount of Blazers information as Chad Ford or John Hollinger.

    It’s impossible for all these guys to be experts on every team, just have to know who is closer to who. Marc Stein being locked into Dallas and Hollinger being all over Atlanta/Portland, for example.

    That said, Sheridan does have an abnormally high opinion of Rudy, but his only public support for it has just been to comment on how talented he thinks Rudy is.