Timberwolves waive Andre Miller

Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters

Class is over. "The Professor" is moving on.

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Thursday they've waived veteran guard Andre Miller.

Miller, who mostly served as a veteran mentor for the upstart Timberwolves, would like a chance to latch on with a contender in what could be his final NBA season.

"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," Wolves general manager Milt Newton said in the announcement.

The 39-year-old Miller, playing in his 17th season, is averaging 3.4 points and 2.2 assists in 10.8 minutes. He's a third-string point guard at best, but his experience and steady hand could come in handy.

Two playoff hopefuls in the Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat have vacancies on their bench and a lack of depth at the backup point.