HoopsHype Mike Miller rumors

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If OKC signed Miller to a one-year contract, the league would reimburse the Thunder approximately $515,000. On a minimum contract, only $884,293 of Miller's deal would then be included in the Thunder's team salary. That's the same amount guard DeAndre Liggins is owed and could suggest that Liggins, who is not guaranteed his salary if he doesn't make the regular season roster, would be replaced by the veteran Miller. Center Daniel Orton, who also is on a non-guaranteed contract, could be released as well. Orton is set to earn roughly $916,000 next season. Oklahoman

Ken Berger: There is mutual interest between the Thunder and Mike Miller, source says. OKC can only offer minimum, but Miller is owed $13M by Miami. Twitter @KBergCBS

Jason Lloyd: #Cavs did not make a claim on Miller. No surprise. He's got a bad back, he'd have $$ on #Cavs books next yr & he doesn't want to be in CLE Twitter @JasonLloydABJ

You miss guys like that when they go, and the Heat brass took no great pleasure in jettisoning Miller. They chose to show as much two days after waiving Miller, buying full-page advertisements in South Florida's newspapers to thank the 33- year-old shooter for his contributions. The ad — which you can see at right, thanks to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel — thanks Miller for "letting it fly" during his three seasons with the team, referring to Miller's long-range marksmanship (41.2 percent from 3-point range as a member of the Heat), the green light Miami's shooters always have in coach Erik Spoelstra's system and, of course, Miller's own energy drink. Yahoo! Sports

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