Andre Miller

Denver Nuggets point guard Andre Miller regularly was a starter in his first 12 NBA seasons. He’s not too happy with that changing.

Miller, who becomes a free agent after the season, said before Wednesday’s game against New Jersey that he would “probably not” return to the Nuggets next season if the role is to back up Ty Lawson. But Miller wouldn’t completely rule that out as a possibility if no better situations were available.

“At this point in my career, I don’t see myself as a backup,” Miller, who entered the NBA in 1999, said in an interview with FOXSports.com. “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.”

Interestingly, Miller did start his first game of the season against the Nets because Lawson was out with a right foot strain. But Lawson’s injury isn’t expected to sideline him for long, and he could be back starting Friday against Miami.

– Reported by Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports Florida

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