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Thursday, July 25th, 2013 at 9:20 am  |  6 responses

Memphis Grizzlies to Sign Mike Miller


Mike Miller is going back to Memphis — the sharpshooter has decided to re-sign with the Grizzlies, the team he thinks has the best shot at getting him back to the NBA Finals. Per the AP and ESPN: “Miller will still collect more than $12 million in salary from the Heat over the next two seasons, but will not count against their salary cap or luxury tax. The Grizzlies have not yet formally announced the deal. Miller spent parts of six seasons with the Grizzlies from 2003 through 2008. He helped the Heat win the past two NBA titles, and has averaged 12.3 points while shooting 41 percent from 3-point range in his 13 NBA seasons. [...] One source close to the process said that Miller, more than anything, chose the Grizzlies because he feels they are closer to getting him back to the NBA Finals than any other team that pursued him, including Oklahoma City. The deal, sources said, likely will be for two years, with Miller possessing a player option entering Year 2. Grizzlies mainstays Marc Gasol and Mike Conley also took an active role in recruiting Miller, with Conley jokingly saying on Tuesday at Team USA minicamp in Las Vegas that he offered Miller ‘golf on me for a year’ if he would agree to join shooting-starved Memphis. The Grizzlies actually acquired two sharpshooters Wednesday to help address their longstanding lack of perimeter shooting, claiming guard Josh Akognon off waivers after Dallas was forced to release him in a salary-cup crunch.”

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  • Otis

    If he can stay healthy, this is an excellent pickup for the Grizz. If.

  • shawnkemp4prez

    YEEESSSSSS!!!! Finally, we have a shooter

  • BugEyes

    there’s one thing were missing, they don’t have LeBron to dish it to him wide open off the triple team

  • spit hot fiyah

    did anyone read the grantland story about the memphis/Tennessee “jock tax”? it was pretty weird

  • LP @ThisisEther

    enjoy your 20 games of pure shooting

  • Max

    Nice.

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