Mike Miller likely to sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder
According to league sources, Mike Miller is leaning heavily toward signing with the Thunder.
Maybe Mike Miller has a little revenge on the brain.
After being amnestied by the Heat on Tuesday and clearing waivers to become an unrestricted free agent Thursday, Miller is telling friends he's likely to sign with the Thunder, according to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com.
Other teams interested in the 33-year-old guard are said to be the Rockets and Spurs.
All the Thunder can offer Miller is the league minimum, but after being amnestied, the Heat owe him almost $13 million over the next two years.
Miller has won back-to-back championships in Miami, one being over the Thunder in which he hit an incredible 7 of 8 from 3-point range in the clinching Game 5. He primarily was deployed as a spot-up shooter for LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. In the Finals against the Spurs, he hit 11 of 18 from 3. He's an elite shooter, a playoff-tested veteran and a player who knows how to play his role.
A few teams were interested in putting an amnesty bid in on Miller, though after word leaked he was considering back surgery, he cleared waivers on Thursday. Miller wants to sign with a contender, which the Thunder obviously are. The back surgery thing appears to have been a bit of a smokescreen to make sure he had his pick of teams. Because as for his health, Miller told the Sun-Sentinel on Tuesday:
"I'm excited about the next spot. I'm re-energized. I really am. I'm just feeling healthy. I'm ready to play. I started to get back in there again last week and I can't wait to play again next year."
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