Unlike almost every other point guard on the planet, all of Andre Miller's offense comes from with 18 feet. Not many point guards start post-up's from there, and not many need to. But Andre Miller has this weird way of shooting the ball that means he has incredibly little range on his jumpshot. He doesn't really get any strength behind his release, and so he's a bad long range shooter, for he has to throw his whole body into the longer shots. And that's not helping anybody.
That's not to say that he can't shoot; it's just that he doesn't have the range of most people. Miller exploits the mid range better than most other point guards, has the size and strength advantage over almost other point guards, and he can get to the rim and finish. He can post up, drives relentlessly, will push the ball, and also rebounds better than almost all other point guards not named Jason Kidd or the epic Kyle Lowry Most importantly, Miller is a great passer of the ball, especially when it comes to kickout passes. You could say he's the second best person at the kickout, behind only Hulk Hogan. But you won't say that, will you? It's possibly the lamest pun in the world. So don't ever do it.
Andre Miller fact: Andre Miller seems to always turns up fat for training camp for no reason whatever. We're used to it by now.
- 5th March, 2009.