Mike Miller, a two-time NBA champion with the Miami Heat, has finally decided to return to a team where he played for from 2003-08: the Memphis Grizzlies. He never won a title there, but he won over so many fans and teammates that always believed in him. Now that he has championship experience on his resume, he is ready to contribute to a team that he owes so much to.
As a shooting guard or a small forward, his versatility is on display every minute he plays on the court. He is best know for his three-point shooting ability, which always hurts opponents who are building momentum. He is truly cold-blooded beyond the arch. This is a quality that is greatly needed by a Memphis side that was simply undone by the San Antonio Spurs when it was swept in the Western Conference Finals. With Miller now on board, he can score points off the bench that this franchise at times desperately needs.
He came in off the bench for Miami in this past season’s playoffs and scored some crucial points off of three-pointers, free throws and jumpers. He was truly an essential part of that title-winning team. Even with the likes of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade running that side, a bench player with Miller’s talents was truly important and he proved that time and time again.
Now, with Miami being nothing but a positive checkpoint from his career, he is going to reopen the page where he left off from in 2008 with Memphis. He is 33, but this does not mean that he doesn’t have plenty of fuel left in the tank. As a veteran with two NBA rings, he has plenty to offer for a franchise that quite frankly deserves to at least play in one NBA Finals series.