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Monday, April 23, 2018

Mike Miller to sign with Memphis Grizzlies

Mike MillerMike Miller is returning to the Memphis Grizzlies, ESPN’s Marc Stein reports.

Miller became a free agent after the Miami Heat released him via the amnesty provision this month. He drew interest from the Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets, and Oklahoma City Thunder, in addition to the Grizzlies. Memphis and OKC were said to be the leaders for his services, and it looks like he is headed back to Memphis.

Miller played six seasons for the Grizzlies from 2002-2008 and posted the best statistical seasons of his career with them. He spent the past three seasons with the Miami Heat, reaching three NBA Finals and winning two titles.

Miller will still be paid the $12.8 million he was owed by the Heat over the next two seasons. He is still one of the top 3-point shooters in the league, but he has been bothered by numerous injuries — mostly back problems — over the past few years. There is no word yet on the terms of an agreement he will sign with Memphis, but he should give them a strong option as a shooter off the bench.

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