Miller hasn’t played for the Nuggets since fall-out with coach Shaw.
Denver Nuggets veteran point guard Andre Miller has joined the Washington Wizards, according to multiple sources.
The 37-year-old hasn’t returned to the Nuggets line-up since his falling out with coach Brian Shaw, and as a result it had been claimed that the franchise would be willing to buy out his contract if they were unable to trade him.
Miller, who turns 38 next month, is owed around $1.6m for the rest of this season and $2m next season, which arguably made him an unattractive proposition unless the team involved the trade deal could unload an unfavourable contract in return on Denver.
However, if he had become a free agent then he was expected to draw heavy interest as at a minimum contract, he would cost $291,297 for the rest of the season, according to Pro Basketball Talk.
Nevertheless, as reported by Marc Spears, the Wizards have now agreed a trade deal ahead of the deadline, according to league sources.
His claims have been backed up elsewhere, with suggestions that the Minnesota Timberwolves fell behind in the race to acquire him, as they needed to make space on their roster first before attempting to agree a deal.
With John Wall and Bradley Beal forming a promising backcourt partnership for Washington, the franchise are looking to bolster their bench options and add depth to the roster ahead of a possible deep run in the post-season this year.
The Wizards will send Eric Maynor and two second-round picks to the Philadelphia 76ers to complete the Miller trade, while the Nuggets will receive Jan Vesely in a three-team deal, it has been confirmed.