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Mike Miller
Mike Miller
Position: F
Born: 02/19/80
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:218 lbs. / 98.9 kg.
Salary: $2,854,940
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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Mike Miller has opted into his $2.8 million contract for the 2015-16 season, a league source told RealGM. Miller had the deadline on his option Monday night. A 15-year NBA veteran, Miller averaged 2.1 points and 13.5 minutes while playing 52 games last season. Miller had a rejuvenation in his return with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2013-14, when he averaged 7.1 points and 45.9 percent three-point shooting.
Kevin said he reached out to you when there was rumblings that Donovan was close to being hired. What did you tell Kevin? Mike Miller: Basically the same stuff. Just told Kevin that he’d enjoy Coach. He has a great demeanor for the game. For me, that’s huge, especially at this level. He’ll have a lot more time to just focus on basketball, doesn’t have to recruit and those outside basketball obligations. But he’ll be prepared. He has the Van Gundy, Pitino type preparation, but at the same time is great with communication.
It seems like you guys have also developed a strong bond in the six plus months that you have been there. You guys are always posting up those Instagram photos after games. How is the camaraderie there? How is everything going for you? Kevin Love: The camaraderie has been great. This team is very close. We have a mix of guys, you know? Guys like who are in their second year like Delly (Matthew Dellavedova). Joe Harris is in his first year, he’s our rook which always makes it fun to have him do the different duties. Then we have guys like Brendan Haywood, James Jones, Mike Miller and Shawn Marion, that are all the way up into their fifteenth or sixteenth season.
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Miller has a $2.8 million player option for the 2015-16 season. As of now he says his intentions are to pick up that option and become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2016. “I would say yes. I am coming back, but it’s a long year,” Miller said. “I’m going to see how this one goes. All I’m focused on is what we do here. We’ve got 25 games here and then a playoff run. We’ll see how that goes. Where I’m at now, I’ve been blessed to do 15 years. It’s a year-by-year basis. I love what I’m doing.”
Earlier this week, the Wolves produced a tongue-in-cheek video trumpeting the return of Cavaliers guard Mike Miller, a parody that Love called “hilarious.” But coach and president Flip Saunders clearly wasn’t pleased with it. “I think as an organization we should be above that,” said Saunders, who did not see the video before it was played on Wednesday night. “We have to acknowledge that Kevin, when he was here, he was a great player for us. He was an All-Star. He won an Olympic gold medal, did a lot of positive things. … To not acknowledge that, to go the other way, I would say would be hypocritical.”
Mike Miller made his coach look like a genius Friday night. Miller, showing little rust from missing seven games with a concussion, scored 21 points on seven 3-pointers in his first start of the season, and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Brooklyn Nets 95-91. Cavaliers coach David Blatt’s decision to start Miller, who missed one 3-pointer in eight attempts and played 33 minutes, paid off in a major way. “When the fire is hot, you want to let it burn,” Blatt said. “It was burning tonight.”