HoopsHype Mike Miller rumors

July 9, 2014 Updates
July 6, 2014 Updates

The Grizzlies, according to the source, had an initial offer of two years and annual salary between $2.4 and $2.9 million. Though Miller has repeatedly expressed his desire to stay in Memphis, he is also looking for more security in what will likely be his last multi-year deal. ESPN 929

July 2, 2014 Updates
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June 30, 2014 Updates

Grizzlies shooter Mike Miller will become a free agent at 12:01 EST Tuesday morning. In an interview with 92.9 FM ESPN Monday afternoon, the 34-year-old said his first choice is to remain in Memphis. "They know how badly I wanna be here," Miller said. "That makes it very simple. If they feel the same way, and it's a fair deal, it’ll be a done deal.” Miller averaged 7.1 points on 46 percent shooting from deep. Most importantly, he played in all 91 games (regular season and a seven-game playoff series) for the Grizzlies. Miller said he will fly out to Los Angeles tomorrow to meet with his agent and then with a "bunch of teams." But he wants what will likely be his last multi-year deal to come from the place where his career got off the ground. ESPN 929

June 29, 2014 Updates

Among their own free agents, the Grizzlies are poised to make a serious pitch at retaining forward Mike Miller. Swingman James Johnson and point guard Beno Udrih — unrestricted free agents — appear unlikely to re-sign. Miller is a priority not just because of his relationship with Griz coach Dave Joerger but also due to the durability and productivity he showed last season. Memphis Commercial Appeal

The 14-year veteran played in all 82 games last season. He shot 48 percent overall and 46 percent from 3-point range off the bench. Miller has expressed a desire to stay in Memphis and he wants a long-term deal. “The way I feel — and the way the NBA has changed a little bit — I can see myself playing three or four more years,” Miller said. “That’s my goal for sure.” Memphis Commercial Appeal

June 27, 2014 Updates
May 26, 2014 Updates

It was the first of several early season clashes between Joerger and Pera. When the Grizzlies opened the season 2-3 -- including double-digit defeats to Dallas and New Orleans -- Pera flew to Memphis and held individual meetings with players, sources say. He began offering bizarre suggestions. He suggested Mike Miller, a longtime Grizzlies player who was re-signed in the offseason, could become a player-coach. He brought up the idea that Joerger could wear an NFL-style headset and take instructions on the sideline. When the Grizzlies faced Golden State in early November, Pera insisted that Joerger give significant minutes to fourth-year power forward Ed Davis. Davis played just one. Again, according to sources, Pera insisted that Joerger had to go. Only after it was explained how dysfunctional the franchise would look if it fired a first year head coach six games into the season did Pera back down. SI.com

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