Mike Miller RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:218 lbs. / 98.9 kg.
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:218 lbs. / 98.9 kg.
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.
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Dave McMenamin: Kyrie’s T-shirt: Killa (Mike Miller), Champ (James Jones), Menace (Kevin Love) & Drew (himself) instagram.com/p/3wisxoyLmZ/
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.
“Most every player will have their career year when they play next to him,” Miller said. “What he’s done for us and what he does for the city of Cleveland and what he does for everybody is really unique. I don’t think you’ll ever see it again.”
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.
His role on the court with the Cleveland Cavaliers may have been reduced significantly, but Mike Miller believes he still has a place on this team and in this league. “I think I can play as long as they need me to be, to be honest with you,” Miller said. “It’s a matter of what I want to do with my kids and how I approach it.”
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.”
Joe Vardon: Instead of being traded, Cavs forces rookie Joe Harris to sing happy birthday to Mike Miller just now
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.”
Apart from James’ face-to-face meeting with Allen, several other members of the Cavs have kept in contact with the shooting guard this season — James Jones and Mike Miller, who were also Allen’s teammates in Miami, as well as associate head coach Tyronn Lue, who was an assistant coach for the Boston Celtics when Allen played there.
In interviews with four of the five or so Cavaliers players who know James best – Miller, James Jones, Tristan Thompson, and Kyrie Irving – a picture emerges of a star player and team that are together, even though their record and their in-game play doesn’t necessarily support it.
James sounds as though he could return even sooner than the Jan. 15 target date the Cavaliers set for him on New Year’s Day. “LeBron’s more committed than I’ve ever seen him. That’s all I need to know,” said Mike Miller, who played with James for three seasons in Miami and signed as a free agent to rejoin him in Cleveland.
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Dave McMenamin: After The Q ran this timeout promotion, you could see LeBron saying to Miller on the bench: “That’s f—– up, man”
On Sunday, the Cavs had fans at the Quicken Loans Arena vote for their favorite Miller hairstyle. Mullet Mike was getting no respect as the first few votes rolled in, which I personally think is an atrocity.
Mike Miller was held out of Saturday’s Cavaliers practice with a sprained right ankle he sustained in Friday’s win over the Brooklyn Nets. Miller played on the ankle after rolling it, so it isn’t being viewed as a significant injury. The sharpshooter was 7-of-8 from 3-point range in his first start and first game back from a concussion.
When he was recovering from his concussion, he would put in extra hours of conditioning and shooting. He didn’t want to just get back on the court. He wanted to be a force. It’s another reason why his teammates adore him. “What makes me feel good is seeing my teammates succeed,” James said of Miller.
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.”
After missing the last seven games recovering from a concussion, Mike Miller will be activated for Friday’s home game against the Brooklyn Nets. But not only will Miller be in uniform, sources tell Northeast Ohio Media Group that he will be inserted into the starting lineup at the two-guard position. Shawn Marion, who has been holding down the spot since the fourth game of the season, will come off the bench.