Andre Miller is staring down the start of his 15th NBA season, with 1,126 games under his belt and more than 37,000 minutes played. He will cross the 40,000-minute mark this season if he averages 30 minutes per game.
Miller, 37, believes he has a few more seasons left in him and is aiming to play until he is 40 years old.
"I could still play 35 minutes," Miller said. "Coming back here, I was slowed down (last year). I was doing well in Portland, playing 33, 34 minutes a game, and the situation was, I was traded back here and basically told I would be a backup. I still feel I can play a high amount of minutes, but teams have what they are doing, and I have to fall in line."
Miller was on the trading block during the offseason but claims not to have heard criticism he received from fans of the Denver Nuggets or his name in rumors.
"I can't worry about the trade rumors," Miller said. "I do my job every day. Regardless, I show up to work, practice. I've never missed a game as a Nugget. I couldn't care less what people say as far as my preparation and what I do on the court."