Denver Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly pledged that he would have an aggressive offseason regarding player movement with the Denver Nuggets and he is living up to it. According to multiple reports, the Denver Nuggets are one of three teams including the Cavs and Thunder, to be interested in the services of free agent shooting guard Mike Miller.
Market price for free agent Mike Miller is rapidly rising, sources tell Yahoo. Memphis. OKC. Denver. Yes, Cleveland. $4-4.5M per year.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 9, 2014
Denver is a team that is in desperate need of three-point specialists and Mike Miller would be a key addition to do just that. Denver was around the middle of the pack last season in terms of team three-point field goal percentage, knocking down 35.8% percent of their shots. They were without one of their better long distance shooters in Danilo Gallinari who missed the entire season rehabbing from a torn ACL.
Miller appeared in all 82 games last season for the Memphis Grizzlies, where he averaged 7.1 points, 2,5 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game. The long-range specialist shot an outstanding 45.9% percent from behind-the-arc which could prove to be another weapon for this deep Denver Nuggets squad.
Denver would make a slew of moves on draft day, re-acquiring Arron Afflalo from the Orlando Magic in exchange for Evan Fournier and a second-round pick. Denver would also trade their 11th overall selection which was Doug McDermott for the Chicago Bulls 16th and 19th overall selections which happened to be Jusuf Nurkic and Gary Harris.
With all the LeBron James rumors swirling his name back to Cleveland, Mike Miller could possibly rejoin his former teammate and play with the Cavaliers if LeBron does in fact return to the team that drafted him back in 2003.
When it’s all said and done, I’m hoping the Nuggets could come to terms with a deal with Miller, especially with his veteran leadership and ability to knock down the three.