The Portland Trail Blazers recently bought out the contract of veteran Mike Miller, and it was reported then that the Denver Nuggets were the front-runner for Miller’s services. Sure enough, it looks like Miller will join the Nuggets after clearing waivers:
ESPN sources say Mike Miller has officially cleared waivers … clearing the way for him to sign a one-year deal with Denver
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) September 30, 2015
Miller isn’t long removed from being a useful NBA contributor, as he was a really solid role player for the Memphis Grizzlies in 2013-14. However, the 35-year-old looked done with the Cleveland Cavaliers last year, not playing all that much and really struggling when he did see the court.
The Cavaliers dealt Miller to Portland in the Brendan Haywood trade, but the Blazers didn’t have much use for the swingman. Now Miller will join the Nuggets and try to show that he has something left in the tank. Even if he doesn’t offer much on the court, he could be a good veteran presence in the locker room.