The San Antonio Spurs officially signed veteran guard Andre Miller on Monday.
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Miller will give the Spurs a backup veteran guard while Manu Ginobili remains sidelined after having testicular surgery.
The official press-release via Spurs.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs have signed 39-year-old guard Andre Miller four days after the oldest player on an NBA roster was waived by Minnesota.
The addition of Miller on Monday gives the Spurs the two oldest active players, according to STATS. Miller turns 40 on March 19, followed by Tim Duncan on April 25.
Miller had spent all season with the Timberwolves, his eighth team. The 17-year veteran averaged 3.4 points and 2.2 assists in 26 games.
The eighth overall pick by Cleveland in 1999, Miller has career averages of 12.6 points, 6.6 assists and 3.7 rebounds in 1,291 appearances, which ranks 20th on the career list. He is ninth in NBA history with 8,495 assists.
The Spurs also waived guard Ray McCallum.
Miller, ranks No. 9 in NBA history in career assists (8,495). With Minnesota, he was averaging 3.4 points and 2.2 assists per game while connecting on 62.1 percent from the field over 26 outings before being waived Feb. 25.
Miller has played for eight teams over 17 years, including the Los Angeles Clippers, Denver, Philadelphia, Portland, Washington and Sacramento.
With the signing of Miller, it could be an indication that San Antonio does not see Ginobili’s recovery going as well as they may have thought. Bringing in a player with the skill set that he possesses will fit in perfectly with the Spurs.
What does this mean for Patty Mills? San Antonio may also choose to move Mills to the wing and allow Miller to be the team’s primary point guard on the second unit.