NBA Trade Rumors: Wizards interested in Andre Miller and Beno Udrih

January 18, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) drives past Denver Nuggets guard Andre Miller (24) during the second half at the Pepsi Center. The Wizards won 112-108. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA trade deadline is just days away and the Wizards are reportedly looking to upgrade their backup point guard position. Eric Maynor, who the Wizards signed this off-season, has been one of the worst backups in league history, while Garrett Temple is playing out of position and doesn’t really have the skills to be a reliable point guard.

Andre Miller and Beno Udrih were both listed in trade rumors last month, and it appears that the Wizards are interested in both point guards.

I found it interesting that Stein called a move before the deadline to be “definite”, but adds that the Wizards weren’t able to find a deal for Miller with the Nuggets.

Both Miller or Udrih would probably be upgrades over the current guards coming off the bench, but I don’t think they would solve the entire problem. Washington’s offense will still struggle with either point guard, but if the Wizards could acquire one of them without giving up a key piece, then I’d definitely pull the trigger on a deal. Jan Vesely and Chris Singleton are both buried on the bench and they could potentially be dealt for a point guard. Miller and Udrih were reportedly unhappy with their current situation, so I’m sure that their respective teams will try to rid themselves of the guards prior to the deadline.

It wouldn’t surprise me if more names appeared in the rumor mill, but I could definitely see the Wizards getting a cheap backup before the deadline. Washington has typically been active in that situation, but I wouldn’t expect them to make any drastic moves like they have in the past. They’re currently 5th in the Eastern Conference and are on pace to make the post-season for the first time in half a decade. The Wizards aren’t going to want to spit their core group of players up right before the latter half of the season begins.

Expect the Wizards to get a new backup point guard in the coming days.

Topics: Andre Miller Trade, Beno Udrih, Nba News, NBA Rumors, NBA Trade Deadline, NBA Trade Rumors, Washington Wizards, Wizards News

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  • 202

    So the Wizards are now interested in another back up Point Guard after they just finished cutting Shelvin Mack, Shaun Livingston, and Kendall Marshall? All three of them looked bad here, or never got the chance to play here, but now look legit playing on other teams.

    Obviously, the Wizards really need to be interested in a different Head Coach. It is clear that Whittman doesn’t know how to get the most out of the talent that comes through…

    • Ben Mehic

      I agree. Shelvin Mack, Livingston, and Marshall have all turned into serviceable backup PGs after leaving Washington, Hell, even Eric Maynor played well at times in OKC.

      With that said, they could use an upgrade in talent. I’d prefer Miller/Udrih over Maynor/Temple.

      Thanks for the comment!
      -Ben