CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers signed veteran sharp shooter Mike Miller on Tuesday, a league source confirmed to FOX 8 Sports.
The deal is short. It’s for two years and $5.45 million. Miller has a player option in the second year.
Two other teams reportedly had offered more money for Miller. The Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets promised more dollars but the lure of playing once again with LeBron James was too much to pass up.
Miller played with the Miami Heat but signed with the Memphis Grizzlies prior to this past season. In Memphis, Miller shot 46 percent from three point land and more importantly did not miss a game due to injury. He dealt with back issues the previous season in Miami.
Miller tweeted how happy he is to join the Cavs.
Thanks to Memphis for a great year!! But I’m so excited to be a part of the Cleveland family and their… http://t.co/YUh1rW6pRz
— Mike Miller (@MikeMiller_13) July 15, 2014
Meanwhile, the Cavs have publicly stated they do not want to trade number one pick Andrew Wiggins for veteran forward Kevin Love.
Reportedly the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Golden State Warriors have re-kindled trade talks for the veteran forward.