Andre Miller happy to be back in Denver

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DENVER (AP) -- Andre Miller left Denver with hard feelings. He's back now, and with a renewed sense of optimism.

When the Nuggets traded Miller for Allen Iverson in December 2006 the buzz focused on Denver adding a superstar to the roster. For Miller, leaving a team he liked, a coach he loved playing for and a place he called home was tough. He says he "took it personal, the trade, and that was my motivation every time we came here to play."

Miller played for the Nuggets from 2003-06 before he was shipped to Philadelphia. He returned to the team on a draft-day deal that also included Jordan Hamilton, the 26th pick in Thursday's draft, and a future second-round pick for point guard Raymond Felton.