Mike Miller was recently waived through the amnesty provision allowed under the NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement. The sharpshooter spent his last three injury prone seasons with the Miami Heat and won two NBA Championships with LeBron James and company. Now that Miller has cleared waivers, he is a hot commodity on the free agent market as the rest of the three point shooters have been claimed.
Hearing: Denver has emerged as new threat in Mike Miller chase along w/OKC & MEM. Nuggets have wing PT to offer after Iguodala/Brewer exits
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 20, 2013
The Denver Nuggets would be wise to pickup Miller as they have lost two wing players this summer that played the majority of minutes available at those positions. Miller would be a productive replacement for Andre Iguodala and Corey Brewer. He would also be a much better three point shooter than either of the players that Denver lost this month.
Miller would be a much bigger splash than any of the other signings that the Nuggets have made this offseason and would be able to contribute more to a team like Denver than he did during his stay in South Beach. Denver may not be his only option, but it is certainly his best opportunity to get as much playing time as he would like and he would also have a great chance to mentor young, talented players including Evan Fournier and Jordan Hamilton.
Should the Nuggets re-sign Timofey Mozgov and acquire Miller, that would likely mean that rookie Erick Green would not be signed to the roster unless the Nuggets made a trade as Denver would have the maximum allotted 15 players under contract for the 2013-14 season. The Nuggets should strike while they can to land the sharpshooter that they desperately need.