Posted by Royce Young
Marc Stein of ESPN.com reports Brad Miller has signed a three-year contract with the Houston Rockets worth around $15 million. Stein said the third year is partially guaranteed.
Miller, 34, reportedly had a bunch of interest from other teams. Atlanta, Boston, Miami and Cleveland all pushed pretty hard for Miller, but in the end teaming again with coach Rick Adelman and guard Kevin Martin probably was the kicker. While in Sacramento playing under Adelman, Miller made two All-Star teams.
Houston made a fairly public push for Chris Bosh, but obviously failed in that attempt. Just a few days ago, the Rockets re-signed power forward Luis Scola to a long-term deal. Now with Miller inside and recovering Yao Ming, the Rockets have a fairly formidable front line.
And the Rockets clearly aren't afraid to spend a little. The aforementioned signing of Scola, then matching on Kyle Lowry and now a near mid-level deal to Miller. Daryl Morey is obviously not taking this offseason lightly and intends for the Rockets to return to postseason play in 2010-11.
Last season Miller averaged 8.8 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game last season as a member of the Chicago Bulls.