The rift between the two was the main reason Stefanski sought out Mike Bibby last week.
Stefanski is allowing the market to dictate Miller's value in the same way that Donnie Walsh is doing with both David Lee and Nate Robinson (except they are restricted), but, more importantly, the Sixers GM isn't afraid of losing Miller.
The Sixers just drafted Jrue Holiday, but it's uncertain if they are ready to hand the keys over to the rookie.
Like Lee, it would appear that the market has dried up for Miller as ESPN is reporting that the Blazers have offered Paul Millsap a 4 year/32-36 million dollar deal. Miller has stayed strong on his 3 year/30 million dollar demand, and obviously has not found any takers thus far. Clearly, Portland is not willing to go more than their salary cap will allow and a source has told me they can't find any takers for Steve Blake or Martell Webster.
Should the Jazz trade Carlos Boozer, and match the Millsap offer, then maybe the Blazers reach back to Miller, but it does appear that Miller and the Sixers are not on the same page.
There are teams that could offer more money than the Knicks, but Miller, it would seem, wants years and money so if the Knicks could offer both Grant Hill and Jason Kidd three years then it makes sense that Miller could actually be a fit.
And knowing what we know now of the Sixers offer, the idea that Miller would come to NY could be a real possibility. I think we all know he's not getting 30 million from anyone.
He could sign a one year deal in Philly, but it doesn't sound like he's too thrilled with the front office.
At the end of the day, it's hard for me to believe that the Sixers won't up the offer, you just have to wonder if Miller is open to the idea of going back to the Sixers who may just be willing to move on with Holiday and Louis Williams. Of course, if the Sixers offer a one-year contract that's more than the Knicks can offer you can expect him to head back down the Turnpike.
But I ask you, and I love Miller, but is he the right quarterback in this system? Do you give him 3 years?