Nuggets G Andre Miller 2013
Nuggets guard Andre Miller (Hyoung Chang, Denver Post file)

The Nuggets have suspended point guard Andre Miller for two games for conduct detrimental to the team, general manager/executive VP of basketball operations Tim Connelly announced Thursday afternoon.

Miller will miss Denver's home game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday and will not travel with the team for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center.

During the second half of Wednesday night's game against Philadelphia, Miller yelled at coach Brian Shaw for not putting him into the game. It was the first time Miller has not played as a Nugget when healthy.

After the game, Shaw said he was disappointed in Miller's outburst.

"There's a time and place for everything," Shaw said. "In the middle of the arena in front of everyone ... I just tried to calm him down."

The Nuggets have an eight-game losing streak.

Thursday afternoon, Shaw said he is frustrated with how things are going, as are the players.

"Not just Andre Miller, but us as a unit. We're experiencing a lot of frustration because of where we are in the season and the way things have been as of late," Shaw said. "And so, a decision was made for Andre to be suspended over the next two games, and basically that's all I really want to say on the matter.


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"It's something that's being handled internally. We just want to concentrate on Memphis and trying to do what we need to do to remedy this situation that we're in. But just basically it came to a boiling point, and we made the decision and we're moving forward."

Point guard Ty Lawson said, "Emotions are high. When you lose eight games in a row emotions are high. It's an unfortunate situation that the team is going through."

Shaw said he had not talked to Miller but will before Miller is restored to the active roster. Miller was not available for comment.

Miller has been getting fewer and fewer minutes of playing time over the past two weeks as Shaw shortens his bench rotation.