NBA Free Agency: Mike Miller Sweepstakes Heating Up

By Michael Ma

Jun 18, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Mike Miller runs onto the court prior to game six in the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

With the big name free agents pretty much all signed in this year’s free agent period, Mike Miller could be the biggest free agent available at the moment. 4 teams are currently vying for his services, with the Houston Rockets making a late push for the 2-time NBA Champion according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.

The Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder are the frontrunners, and Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley is pulling anything out of his hat to entice Miller to come on board. Conley reportedly called Miller and offered him a year of free golf if he chooses to come back to Memphis.

Miller had his best years with the Grizzlies from 2002-2008, and averaged a career high 18.5 points in the 2006-’07 season.

A career 41 percent three-point shooter, the Rockets see Miller’s role as a good, veteran locker room presence with championship pedigree, who can come in and provide wing depth off the bench when called upon. He’s also quietly developed into a clutch role player during the playoffs, shooting 41 percent and 44 percent from behind the arc in the past two Miami Heat championship runs, respectively.

The Denver Nuggets are the 4th team in the hunting.