Just how bad did Mike Miller want to team up with LeBron James again? Real bad.
According to a report, the sharp-shooting veteran forward left a three-year, $12 million deal from the Denver Nuggets on the table and instead opted to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers for $5.5 million over two years. Sources in the report state that King James actively recruited Miller, a good friend and Miami Heat teammate of three years, to Cleveland. What a salesman.
Miller averaged 7.1 points per game with the Memphis Grizzlies this past season, but had a knack of hitting big shots while teammates with James in Miami. He also gives the Cavs a three-point threat that they sorely need, considering he shoots a career 41 percent clip from beyond the arc.
Miller, 34, isn’t the only friend and Miami teammate that LeBron is said to be recruiting. King James is also reportedly recruiting Ray Allen to Cleveland…that’s if he can persuade the 38-year-old out of contemplating retirement.