According to Adrian Wojnarowski (Yahoo Sports), the Cleveland Cavaliers have signed three point specialist, Mike Miller.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 15, 2014
Miller was offered a three-year deal worth $12 million with the Denver Nuggets, but instead decided to sign a two-year deal worth $5.5 million in order to rejoin close friend LeBron James in Cleveland.
LeBron has been actively recruiting Miller and ESPN’s Chris Broussard said that it was James’ persistence that led to Miller choosing Cleveland. Broussard reported that Miller turned down more money from the Rockets and Mavericks in order to play with LeBron James. In addition LeBron will continue the recruiting for former Heat teammate Ray Allen, as well.
Sources: Mike Miller will sign with Cleveland. 2 yr deal with player option after 1 yr. Miller turned down more $ from Houston & Denver — Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 15, 2014
Miller, a career 41% three-point shooter, will give the Cavs a much needed perimeter threat.
The Houston Rockets led the NBA in threes attempted and made last season, so it made sense that they would be interested in Miller’s services.
Miller would have brought a good deal of playoff experience with him to the Rockets and he is not afraid of taking the big shot. He is capable of making big shots as many remember Game 5 of the 2012 NBA Finals, when he went 7/8 from behind the arc, helping the Heat to win their second straight NBA title.
The Rockets did re-sign Troy Daniels yesterday so they aren’t completely hurt by the Mike Miller news. Houston still needs to bolster their depth so look for them to add a veteran sometime soon.
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