Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 7/18/13
After initial speculation yesterday, Mike Miller has cleared amnesty waivers and was not interested in being claimed by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Miami Heat waived the 33-year-old shooter two days ago and the deadline for filing an amnesty waiver claim with the NBA was 5 p.m. Thursday. If no one placed a claim, Miller would become an unrestricted free agent, able to sign with any team besides Miami. The move saved the Heat a considerably amount of money because of added luxury tax, with Miller being owed two more years at the full mid-level exception. Teams could have placed claims up to that mid-level amount, with Miami then paying the rest. Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal reported (here and here) that Miller was never interested in coming to play for Cleveland. The team had been contemplating placing a claim, but while deciding between back surgery and signing soon, Miller made it clear he wanted to play for a different team. Shortly after becoming an unrestricted free agent, rumors circulated that Miller was leaning toward signing with one of the Western Conference contenders. ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst wrote that Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Houston and Memphis are expected to compete for his services. Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnaowski added that the Thunder have emerged as the frontrunner. Also, in a factor that seemed to be quite related yesterday because of salary cap paperwork, the Cavs now have announced an official 11 a.m. Friday press conference to announce new free agent signing Andrew Bynum. The Plain Dealer first reported this news. The press conference had been rumored to occur on Thursday, then later was postponed amid the Miller speculation. [Related: The Diff: Fun Cleveland Cavs facts fans keep forgetting]
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