Jun 5, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Mike Miller reacts during practice for game one of the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

OKC Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies leading options to sign Mike Miller

Many NBA teams are out pursuing Mike Miller, who was amnestied by the Miami Heat last week.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are among them and one of the leading candidates as a destination for Miller.

 

It has also been reported that Thunder GM Sam Presti will fly to Miami to meet with Miller in the next few days.

Miller is 33 years old and entering his 13th season in the NBA. He played in 59 games last season for the Heat, averaging 15.3 minutes per game. He shot 41.7 percent from three and 45.3 percent the year before that. He’s a career 40.6 percent three-point shooter.

Miller has made the biggest name for himself in the postseason though, including in Game 5 of the 2012 NBA Finals vs. the Thunder when he made seven three-pointers. These past playoffs, he shot 44.4 percent from three.

Great outside shooters can fit in anywhere in the NBA and often find their way to contenders at this point in their careers. The Thunder fit the mold and there’s no doubt he would be a welcome addition to the team.

Miller is likely willing to accept a minimum contract, which is all the Thunder have to offer so that they ensure they can remain below the luxury tax next season.

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