Amnesty a great three-point shooter and every team that thinks they have a shot at the title comes out of the woodworks to try and sign him.
Reports are indicating that the Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets are both pursuing Mike Miller now in addition to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies.
Kevin Durant is helping with the recruiting for the Thunder.
Word is, furthermore, that Kevin Durant himself recruiting Mike Miller aggressively, with Denver and Houston also still in mix w/OKC & MEM
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 20, 2013
Miller certainly will be getting the least amount of money possible if he chooses OKC over these other teams, who likely won’t be offering him much more if more at all.
Miller has said that he wants to go to a contender and it’s hard to argue there is a bigger contender than the Thunder.
Marc Gasol is reportedly heading up the recruiting charge for the Grizzlies. Houston has also reportedly formally made an offer to Miller.
I feel like Houston would have to be the destination that may be more attractive for Miller than OKC, if any. Obviously, with the addition of Dwight Howard to play alongside James Harden, the Rockets look like they are just a few pieces away from being a title contender.
The style of play the Rockets have is also conducive to Miller as Houston attempts as many threes as any team in the league and open shots for spot-up shooters would certainly be aplenty with Howard and Harden on the floor.
If the Thunder don’t end up landing Miller, it wouldn’t be the worst thing. He really doesn’t appear to have much left in the tank and his value wouldn’t prove its worth until the playoffs. The Thunder will be just fine without him but I’m not saying I don’t want him either.