HoopsHype Brad Miller rumors


July 17, 2010 Updates

The third year of the contract is partially guaranteed, sources said. Amid its well-chronicled interest in trying to pursue Chris Bosh in free agency, Houston also targeted Miller early as an ideal complement to the returning Yao Ming and the re-signed Luis Scola to reunite with Martin and help facilitate Adelman's offense. ESPN.com

The Cavs have also consistently been in contact with free-agent center Brad Miller. The team was interested in signing Miller even if LeBron James had re-signed. There are several times interested in signing Miller, who averaged 8.8 points and 4.9 rebounds for the Bulls last season. Cleveland Plain Dealer

July 15, 2010 Updates

The Rockets are still hoping to add a backup center and have made an offer to Bulls free agent Brad Miller. Miller’s agent Mark Bartelstein said Wednesday that nothing had changed, with Miller continuing to consider his options including the Rockets. "We really have an unknown with Yao (Ming)," Adelman said. "We didn’t know how he’s going to come along. The one area we have a big hole is, what are we going to do at the center spot. It’s still a real, real question mark. Houston Chronicle

July 14, 2010 Updates

It looks like the free-agent center situation finally is starting to shake out, with Atlanta’s (and Shaq’s) options dwindling: – The Hawks are still in the running for Brad Miller. “There is definitely mutual interest,” agent Mark Bartelstein said today. “Where that’s going to lead, it’s tough to say. There are a lot of things he’s looking at. Nothing has been decided.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 13, 2010 Updates

The Nuggets are interested in free-agent center Brad Miller. Other frontcourt players who might get a look include shot-blocking center Theo Ratliff, veteran Kurt Thomas, former Nugget Francisco Elson and Golden State center Anthony Tolliver, who finished last season with averages of 15.9 points and 8.9 rebounds in his final 16 games. Louis Amundson, the 6-foot-9 forward from Phoenix who played at Boulder and Monarch high schools, is not likely to sign with Denver, a NBA source said Monday. Denver Post

Also, the Bulls have the cap space to offer Miller the type of deal that neither the Celtics nor Heat can probably offer at the moment, because of the other high-priced deals they've made recently. "[Miller] loves it in Chicago," Bartelstein said. ESPN.com

July 11, 2010 Updates
July 6, 2010 Updates

Not a lot of action on the backup plan front. The dinner meeting with Brad Miller sets up a next step, but that won't happen until there is resolution on the Bosh plan. The Rockets could try to enter the David Lee talks, but again, they have put little more than due diligence in on that. (Lee and Miller share the same agent.) Miller might fit in easily regardless, but when things shake out, the Rockets are more likely to seek a trade with teams needing to move a contract than to crowd a roster they like with a free agent not very different from the players they already have. Morey said shortly after the season that he believes teams make mistakes when they overreact in free agency, taking away the chance to make trades later. If he doesn't get the move he wants, he'd have to decide the next option is better than the one that could come later. Houston Chronicle

July 4, 2010 Updates

But as interesting as Barbosa and Fernandez may be, the Celts are aware that size is a more critical need. They continue to pursue center Brad Miller, among others. Boston Herald

July 2, 2010 Updates

Sources said the Bulls also have contacted Carlos Boozer and, in a surprise, Amare Stoudemire, who could meet with them Tuesday. The aggressive approach is a sign the Bulls are trying to ensure they don't repeat 2000, when they struck out on major free agents to settle for Ron Mercer and a young Brad Miller. Chicago Tribune

Ainge called agent Mark Bartelstein about Miller and Lee soon after free agency began. “The Celtics are a great franchise,’’ Bartelstein said. “It’s certainly a team, when they are interested you’re crazy not to listen. Danny and Doc do a great job. Brad loves the way the Celtics play. That’s why they get into it all the time. They’re very competitive; he’s very competitive. We’ll certainly talk to them and see what happens. It’s a real interesting fit. We’ll talk to Danny and see what happens here.’’ Boston Globe

July 1, 2010 Updates
June 29, 2010 Updates

Local 6 Sports Director David Pingalore learned Monday night the Magic are seriously considering and could make an offer to Chicago Bulls Center Brad Miller by the end of the week. The Magic can't sign a free agent until the NBA free agency period starts July 1. The reason for such a move: the Magic are shopping the services of Marcin Gortat. The backup center to Dwight Howard signed a 34 million dollar deal last year. clickorlando.com

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