The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived Andre Miller on Thursday. Andre is likely to join a team contending for the playoffs, reports FOX Sports.
The terms of a contract buyout were agreed upon by both sides.
“The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has waived guard Andre Miller. The roster currently stands at 14 players,” the official press release from the team stated.
Miller who is a 17-year veteran played in 26 games for the Timberwolves this season. However, since the All-Star break he has not played a single game. Minnesota instead gave rookie Tyus Jones playing time at point guard behind Ricky Rubio.
“Andre was a consummate professional and set a good example for our younger players on what it takes to be a pro in this league. We wish him the best,” Timberwolves general manager Milt Newton said.
Miller will now have to sign with another team by March 1 in order to be eligible to play in the postseason.
The Timberwolves initially signed Miller in the offseason. He was signed to act as a mentor to the team’s young guards. Along with Tayshaun Prince and Kevin Garnett, Miller served as one of the mentors of the Timberwolves. Together they trained the team’s young players in finding their way to basketball enlightenment.
The 39-yr-old point guard has averaged 3.4 points, 2.2 assists and 10.8 minutes per game for Minnesota this year. He has career averages of 12.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 6.6 assists in 1,291 games.
Miller has a total of 17 NBA seasons under his belt. Currently, he ranks ninth all-time in NBA career. He has previously played for Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards and Sacramento Kings.