The San Antonio Spurs are the masters of making free-agent signings that aren’t blockbusters but ultimately maintain their stay atop the standings in the NBA. It’s likely the signings of Marco Belinelli and Jeff Pendergraph that have already happened this summer will fit into that category.
According to reports, the Spurs are interested in signing a little more high-profile player. After Mike Miller was amnestied by the Miami Heat and then cleared waivers, ESPN reported the Spurs were one of the teams that expressed early interest in signing him as a free agent.
Signing Miller would be such a Spurs thing to do. In Gregg Popovich’s offense, the Spurs always roll out a deep rotation of guys, all of whom contribute in different niches of the game. One such niche that is a common theme among many of the players on the Spurs’ roster is three-point shooting and it’s pretty safe to say that Miller would fit that bill as well.
Though Miller has been slowed down by injuries, he still has been an effective offensive player when he’s been on the floor, especially in the postseason. Despite playing just 19.3 minutes and 15.3 minutes per game in the last two seasons, respectively, Miller has still shot 45.3 percent and 41.7 percent from beyond the arc in those campaigns, both of which resulted in championships with the Heat.
Considering the Spurs have one of the deepest teams in the league and are always looking for efficient outside shooters, Miller seems like an ideal guy for their system. He wouldn’t have too much demanded of him, so injuries shouldn’t be much of a concern, but he would also have the chance to contribute for a title-contender. There are several other contenders interested in Miller with whom his signing would make sense, but the Spurs are arguably the best fit.