Jun 18, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Mike Miller (13) shoots against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of game six in the 2013 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kevin C. Cox\Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers Considering Waiver Claim on Mike Miller

The Miami Heat waived shooting guard Mike Miller via the amnesty clause and he is now subject to waivers. One of the teams reportedly interested in making a move for the veteran guard is the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have made plenty of moves this offseason.

From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:

The Cleveland Cavaliers are strongly considering making an amnesty waiver bid to claim former Miami Heat forward Mike Miller, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Miami used the amnesty provision to free itself of the $12.8 million left on Miller’s contract over the next two seasons. The decision will save the Heat significant money in luxury-tax payments, but the organization is still responsible for paying the balance of Miller’s contract.

Cleveland is hoping to make a run at LeBron James next offsesason when he hits the open market and Miller could help their case. Miller and LeBron are good friends, so you can be sure that he will be making a pitch for the best player in the game to return home.

Whether it will be enough to lure LeBron away from Miami, especially when the Los Angeles Lakers will also be making a pitch, remains to be seen.

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