Mike Miller Rumors

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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: $3,500,000
Hastings and Helmer asked Miller about what would attract potential free agents to Denver. Miller responded by giving credit to Nikola Jokić as a draw to free agents with his style and play. “I think the good thing that we have right now is Joker is one of those guys that everyone in the league is starting to take heed to and understand who he is. He’s one of those superstars, I think he’s going to be a superstar. I think you’ll see even more growth at the beginning of this next year, that everyone just wants to play with. He plays that style of basketball. I’ve compared him a lot to Marc and Pau Gasol, I think he’s a lot like that.”
Hastings and Helmer then questioned Miller on his plans for a post-NBA career and if coaching might be in his future. The veteran Miller didn’t quite give up what his post-NBA plans may hold, but doesn’t count coaching out. “I haven’t decided yet. I said this a lot, I’ve been fortunate enough to play for a lot great coaches. Some of the best. Including coach Malone there in Denver. I’ve been able to learn a lot from those guys and if it is a path, I think it would be a great start because of what I’ve been able to learn from all of the coaches I’ve played for.”
Storyline: Mike Miller Retirement?
He’s under contract through the 2017-18 season with the Nuggets and sounds anxious to fulfill it. “We got a lot of young talent in Denver, a bright future in Denver, which is exciting,” he said. “They deserve it. The organization is the best. It was a lot of fun – we almost made the playoffs. Every year is another chapter where you learn something new about yourself and others. I try to just enjoy that.”
LeBron James: So they’re able to keep Steph, Klay and Draymond and able to go out and sign someone else like they did this past summer by just getting rid of a couple pieces in Harrison Barnes and not re-signing Barbosa and Bogut and guys from last year’s team. So that allowed them to go do that. My case, going to Miami, we had to clear a lot of space because they didn’t have anybody as far as guys that they wanted to keep as far as Bird rights besides U.D. [Udonis Haslem] and D-Wade. They had the opportunity to go get two of us, and they did that in me and Bosh, and then we were able to finagle a way to get Mike Miller because some of us took pay cuts, and got some other guys. We had Rio [Mario Chalmers] because he was drafted. But it was a different situation. Totally different. Totally different.