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Rockets, Mavericks making a late play for Mike Miller

Rockets, Mavericks making a late play for Mike Miller Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty

ESPN's Marc Stein reported Monday that the Houston Rockets and the Dallas Mavericks are making a late play to land forward Mike Miller for the 2014-15 season. Cleveland is thought to be the leader for Miller's services in the wake of LeBron James' announcement in Sports Illustrated last week that he would return to play for his hometown team.  

The Denver Nuggets are also being linked to Miller during the free agency period. ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported Sunday that Denver has offered Miller a three-year contract worth $12 million, while the Cavaliers are willing to shell out $5.5 million for two years. Goodman also reported Houston and Dallas could be in play "for whichever team does not get Chandler Parsons." 

While the Nuggets might have laid out the highest amount of money for Miller so far, the Rockets, Cavaliers and Mavericks are all thought to be in more of a position to win next season. This is of high interest to Miller, who will enter his 15th NBA season during the 2014-15 campaign.  

Miller, the fifth overall pick in the 2000 NBA draft, played in all 82 regular season games for the Memphis Grizzlies last year and averaged 7.1 points-per-game on 48.1 percent shooting. 

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