Will Yoder
Thursday January 12th, 2012

Denver Nuggets point guard Andre Miller is unhappy with his current back-up role to Ty Lawson, according to Fox Sports.

"At this point in my career, I don't see myself as a backup,” Miller, who entered the league in 1999, told Fox Sports, “For 13 years, I wasn't a backup before. This is a short season (due to the lockout), so I'll deal with it. But I don't see myself as a backup at this point in my career. I don't see that."

Miller will become a free-agent after the season and has said that he probably won’t return to the Nuggets if his role remains the same, although he did not completely rule out the option.

"It depends on the situation,” Miller said. “It's just something that you have to get used to. I don't want to get used to it. But if the situation says that I have to stay here for a couple of years, cool. But that's just something that I'd have to worry about later on."' Despite coming off the bench this season, Miller has still averaged 10.0 points and 6.5 assists per game for Denver.

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