LAS VEGAS — Even with the acquisition of small forward Chandler Parsons, the Dallas Mavericks are still in the market for more perimeter shooting. It was reported this weekend that the Mavs do intend to sign forward Richard Jefferson for the league minimum, and now sources have told ESPN.com’s Marc Stein that the Mavericks and the Houston Rockets have barged into a Mike Miller sweepstakes. The objective is to acquire a perimeter-oriented small forward and to keep LeBron James‘ sharpshooting teammate from Miami away from Cleveland.
With Memphis unable to come to terms with Miller, the Grizzlies went on to sign former Mavs forward Vince Carter to a multiyear deal. For his career, Miller has shot 40.9 percent from 3-point range.
The Mavs have only their $2.7 million exception to offer Miller. Cleveland’s offer would likely be similar to Dallas’, but James will likely try to convince his former teammate to join him and the Cavs. Miller was a teammate of James during both championship wins for the Miami Heat.
It is believed that the Denver Nuggets have had the best financial offer on the table for Miller. It appears that the Mavs, Rockets and Cavs are further down on the list.