(CLEVELAND) – A league official told Ken Berger of CBS Sports, that on Tuesday, Mike Miller reached an agreement with the Cleveland Cavaliers, on a USD 5.5 million contract of two years. His contract also includes a player option in the second year. He will make USD 2.7 million in the upcoming season, while the option has a new worth of USD 2.8 million. Chris Broussard of ESPN first reported that Miller was soon going to Cleveland.
Miller reportedly rejected the offer of more money from Denver Nuggets and Houston Rockets, so as to rejoin LeBron James – who signed a USD 42 million contract of two years on Saturday – and contend for a championship with Cavaliers.
According to ESPN, “Miller was offered a three-year deal worth USD 12 million by the Denver Nuggets, but instead opted for a two-year deal worth USD 5.5 million in which the veteran shooter has a player option following next season.”
Moreover, last summer, the 34-year old sharpshooter was pardoned by the Miami Heat. He remained in the team with James for three seasons in Miami. Afterwards, he signed with Memphis Grizzlies and made 46 percent (107 of 233) of his goals from beyond the three point line, and did not miss even a single game despite injury last season. In total, he played 82 games for Memphis.
If he still does not get healthy in Cleveland, then it might appear as if he has stolen a contract. However, the Cavaliers desperately need shooters, and he is a James’s favorite too.