The Nuggets have extended a one-year offer to Mike Miller, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.
Miller joined the Trail Blazers in July from the Cleveland Cavaliers, with Portland sending two future second-round picks to Cleveland for Brendan Haywood and Miller, creating two trade exceptions.
Charania also mentions the Nuggets as a team that may have interest in signing Miller, but it’s hard to envision it being mutual with Denver still being several years away from serious contention and the unfriendly Mile High atmosphere for Miller’s already barely-existent remaining stamina.
Miller, 35, will enter free agency once he clears waivers. All along it was expected that Miller and the Blazers would agree to a buyout that would make him a free agent and that has happened in the past few days.
If the Nuggets do reach an agreement with the 2001 Rookie of the Year, Miller could be the 15th guaranteed contract on the team, leaving Erick Green in an uncomfortable position as training camp begins.
Since Miller was recently traded by the Cavaliers, he is not allowed to re-sign with them this year, but of course, he has the freedom to sign anywhere else. Now the 35-year-old is officially free to latch on with a contender in the hopes of making one last title run.
To this point in his career, Miller has averaged 11.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.7 rebounds while shooting 40.7 percent from three-point range with Orlando, Memphis, Minnesota, Washington, Miami and Cleveland. The Nuggets could use some veteran leadership and their depth on the wings is also questionable.