The grossly overpaid and overrated Mike Miller can no longer ride the coattails of LeBron James and the star studded Miami Heat. Instead, the injury-prone small forward/shooting guard is on the NBA‘s free agent market were one team will give Miller a contract. In my mind, any money spent on Miller is a waste, but some teams disagree with me wholeheartedly.
With the Dwight Howard signing, the Rockets are in pretty good shape in the post and are instead focused on perimeter shooting. Rather than develop an outside shooter or go the cheap route, Miller is being talked about as the veteran presence that this team needs. Unfortunately, Miller will likely undergo another back surgery this summer, so his presence will only be felt from the bench.
Speaking of injuries, the Cavaliers are also reported to have interest in Miller and their supposed reasoning involves the one and only King James. Miller and LeBron combined to win back-to-back titles with Heat, so the two are obviously connected both on and off of the court. Not to mention, the only reason Miller is relevant is because he’s a ring chaser who made millions off of James getting him open looks from three-point land.
Either way, signing Miller now could mean that the Cavs are preparing to give James a hefty contract once the 2014 offseason hits. Something tells me that Miller swaying James back to Ohio is a far-fetched notion to say the least.