Report: Thunder front-runner to sign Mike Miller
JUL 18, 2013 5:31p ET
But now Oklahoma City has become the front-runner to sign former Miami Heat guard Mike Miller, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Miller was waived by the Heat earlier this week via the amnesty clause. No team under the salary cap placed a bid on him, making Miller a free agent.
Miller, 33, will be entering his 13th NBA season. Slowed by injuries in recent years, he averaged 4.8 points in 59 games last season and shot 41 percent from the 3-point line.
Miller has played for Orlando, Memphis, Minnesota, Washington and Miami, where he has been part of the past two NBA championship teams. Miller's finest moment came in the 2012 NBA Finals against the Thunder when he was 7 of 8 on 3-pointers in a Game 5 victory that clinched the title. Miller finished the game with 23 points. He had 24 points combined in the previous nine playoff games leading up to his Game 5 performance.
If Miller signs with OKC, it will mean the Thunder have 12 roster spots filled, leaving a maximum of three spots left. The Thunder have team options available on center Daniel Orton, guard DeAndre Liggins and center Hasheem Thabeet. Also, second-round pick Grant Jarrett has not been signed.