Earlier today there were reports suggesting that the Cleveland Cavaliers, in hopeful anticipation of signing LeBron James, had shown interest in signing veteran swingman Mike Miller. The move made sense from a pure basketball standpoint as Miller’s skills would help any team, let alone one in need of cheap veteran help if they were to sign James.
However, there may be more to the Cavaliers interest in Mike Miller as Yahoo Sports is reporting that LeBron James actually reached out to Miller over a week ago about playing with him if he was to leave the Miami Heat. Miller wasn’t the only player James reached out to as Adrian Wojnarowski reports there was also a second player who LeBron James asked to play with him, however as of now the name of that player is currently unknown.
LeBron James reached out to two vet free agents last week about joining him, IF he left Miami, sources tell Yahoo. Mike Miller was one.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 9, 2014
Mike Miller has drawn interest from a multitude of teams this offseason including the Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers. They’d all be prime destinations given each squad is a legitimate threat in the tough Western Conference, however there’s not much that can compare playing with LeBron James is a much weaker Eastern Conference and you have to figure Miller is intrigued with the idea of James does end up re-signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
For now though LeBron James is still without a team and what Mike Miller is planning to do in free agency is unknown. If James does sign with the Cavaliers and Mike Miller is brought along, he’ll likely need to sign under an exception as the Cavaliers will be essentially out of cap space.