The NBA offseason has brought LeBron James back to Cleveland Cavaliers but it has also brought one of LeBron’s friends along for the ride.
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LeBron and sharpshooter Mike Miller joined up together in Miami and the result was a friendship and a professional bond that led to two straight NBA titles to be won by the Heat. Now that Mike Miller has joined LeBron in Cleveland, the belief is that the same success can be repeated — which is a mindset that Miller is beyond fully committed to.
According to ESPN.com, Miller not only took a pay cut to land with LeBron James and the Cavaliers, he took a paycut of over $6 million.
"Free agent Mike Miller has committed to take a less lucrative deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers to rejoin LeBron James, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com.LeBron James, who were teammates together on the Heat for three seasons, will be reunited in Cleveland.Miller was offered a three-year deal worth $12 million by the Denver Nuggets, but instead opted for a two-year deal worth $5.5 million in which the veteran shooter has a player option following next season."
Miller’s player option for next year would make his deal with the Cavs worth more and closer to the Nuggets deal but it’s still not as high. Nevertheless, Miller and LeBron have enjoyed great success playing together in the past and this reunion in Cleveland is one that should bring about more riches to both of them — even if Miller left some on the table with Denver.
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