Veteran swingman and big-time shotmaker Mike Miller will be lacing it up in Cleveland this season. Miller is reuniting with his 2013 NBA championship teammate LeBron James. The two last played together the season before last, when the Heat beat the Spurs for the title. Miller was let go after the finals–the Heat used an amnesty provision–and he ended up with the Memphis Grizzlies. The Heat, without Miller, were unable do defend their title against a resurgent Spurs team.
The amnesty prevented Miller from returning to Miami this season, no matter how much he pined to play with LeBron. But nothing prevented him from signing with the Cavaliers, so when LeBron made his latest “decision” Miller found a way to get to Cleveland in a hurry. He was an attractive prospect for lots of reasons–the LeBron friendship, the big shots. But Cavs owner Dan Gilbert had to like this fact about Mike Miller: contractual obligations mean that Cleveland will pay him $2.7 million this season, while the other $6.6 million Miller will earn will be paid by the Miami Heat. Basically every time Miller hits a 3-pointer, Miami is paying for two of them.