Rumor: Mike Miller to replace Ray Allen in Boston?
The Celtics will be equipped on Thursday with their mid-level exception and all of the veteran minimum deals they can throw at people. Expect Mike Miller – the talented wing for the Washington Wizards who once played for Rivers – to be a target.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Could Mike Miller replace Ray Allen?
After years with Minnesota and Washington, Miller is desperate to join a contender like Boston. If healthy, the former Rookie of the Year will spread the floor with his shot, fit in on defense, and act like a professional.
Miller, at best, will command mid-level exception money instead of the $10 million he earned last year.
Of course, re-signing Allen, also a free-agent, will be a priority for the Celtics. However, the green-and-white has concerns about offering a long-term deal because he turns 35 in July. Another team could a multi-year pact, though.
If Allen and Boston can’t agree on term, Miller could start at shooting guard for the Eastern Conference champions.