When the Nuggets host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night, backup guard Andre Miller will likely reach a milestone in something he is not really known for, his scoring.
Miller is just two points away from 15,000 points for his career, which may surprise so fans since the point guard is known more for his passing than scoring. Even more stunning, Miller could end up as one of the top-100 scorers in NBA history.
“I guess it’s an accomplishment,” Miller told Adrian Dater of the Denver Post. “I’ve been out there enough to get a chance at it.”
Miller currently has 14,998 points and 7,657 assists for his career, which rank 126th and 10th, respectively, in NBA history. He will become just the eighth player in history to record 15,000 points and dish out 7,500 assists with his next basket.
If Miller is able to play all 82 games while maintaining his current 8.7 points per game average, he will move into 113th place in all-time scoring, passing Hall of Famer Sam Jones of the Boston Celtics.
In July, the Nuggets re-signed Miller to a three-year contract extension. With two more years remaining, he is on pace to finish that contract with 16,850 points, which would put him around No. 80 in NBA scoring history.
Some notable players he would pass include Pete Maravich, Tiny Archibald, Joe Dumars, Artis Gilmore, James Worthy and Walt Frazier, all of whom are in the Hall of Fame.
Very quietly, much like his personality, Miller has had a Hall of Fame career of his own.
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