The Miami Heat amnestied one of their many playoff heroes this week when they parted ways with Mike Miller.
For Oklahoma City Thunder fans, the most vivid memory involving Miller was Game 5 of the 2012 NBA Finals when he hit seven three-pointers to help the Heat close out the Thunder and win the championship.
Now it’s looking like there is a chance that Miller’s new home may be in OKC as part of the Thunder.
Oklahoma City has emerged as a frontrunner to sign free agent Mike Miller, league sources tell Y! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 18, 2013
Miller reportedly is interested in going to another championship caliber team and the Thunder are certainly on that short list.
The Thunder only have the veteran minimum to offer a free agent this summer if they plan to remain under the luxury tax but that may be all that is needed to bring Miller in.
The fit should be a good one. It’s really not hard for a three-point specialist to fit in anywhere and with the Thunder especially, who possess elite isolation scorers in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, open looks should be aplenty for Miller in OKC’s offense.
Miller was in and out of the Heat rotation a season ago. He seems to always be battling some kind of injury, which is very evident by the way he runs up and down the court, resembling an old man in pain more than anything else.
Despite Miller’s history of killing the Thunder, I think he would be a welcome addition to the Thunder. The thing we all care about the most is winning anyway and the chance of Miller helping the Thunder win greatly outweighs the chance of home somehow hurting the Thunder’s chances for their first title.