Apr 14, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (right) greets shooting guard Mike Miller (left) during the first half against the Chicago Bulls at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Miller rumors: LeBron James 'badly wants' Miller on the Cleveland Cavaliers

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Now that Miami Heat free agent forward LeBron James has returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Cavaliers are focused on adding talent around James to become an immediate championship contender. James has flourished in an offense when he is surrounded by shooters. His ability to penetrate and draw defenses in and kick the ball out gets his teammates open shots. He’s also an elite play-maker and finds creative ways to get his teammates open besides simply getting into the paint.

There has been speculation the Cavaliers could add a few of James’ former Heat teammates.

Chuck Myron of Hoops Rumors ran down a couple of free agent options for the Cavaliers and noted James “badly wants” Memphis Grizzlies’ free agent swingman Mike Miller in Cleveland.

Ray Allen sure is, and a number of other veterans, including Mike Miller, whom LeBron badly wants. I’m not sure if there will be as many guys lining up to join him as there were when he was with the Heat, however. The Cavs are not as close to the title as the Heat have been the past four years, and Miami is always a more naturally attractive destination than Cleveland.

Miller is reportedly trying to choose between the Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets and possibly the Houston Rockets.

Miller averaged 7.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game last season while shooting  48.1% from the field, 45.9% from beyond the arc and 82.1% from the free throw line. In his 14-year NBA Career, the former Florida Gators’ star has averaged 11.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.8 rebounds per game while shooting 46.2% from the field, 40.9% from three and 76.9% from the charity stripe.

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