The Cleveland Cavaliers appear to be going for broke in their efforts to sign LeBron James, which includes attempting to lure supplemental pieces to their franchise before James potentially signs on the dotted line. We’ve already heard that the Cavaliers are pursing James’ former Miami Heat teammate Ray Allen but he’s not the only sharp shooter they have their eyes on.
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According to Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio, the Cleveland Cavaliers are also interested in signing Mike Miller.
The veteran swingman is no longer the place he once was, but he’s still extremely efficient on the offensive side of the ball. Given that, a handful of teams have expressed interest in the former first round draft pick including the Denver Nuggets, Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers.
In addition, Miller’s former team, the Memphis Grizzlies are also interested in re-signing the veteran.
Mike Miller would be a wonderful addition to the Cleveland Cavaliers roster, assuming they were able to lure LeBron James but they may be putting the cart before the horse here. However, the Cavaliers aren’t likely to present Miller a contract offer until they have James signed on the dotted line so for now their interest appears to be tied to James returning to his former stomping grounds.
If the Cleveland Cavaliers are to sign Mike Miller (again, assuming they sign LeBron James), they’d need to do so using an NBA provided salary exception (mid-level?) as they’ll be out of cap room if James was to sign with the franchise.