Not long after it was announced the Trail Blazers were going to buy out Mike Miller as expected, Denver came up as a potential landing spot, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.
Now comes more confirmation that once Miller clears waivers on Wednesday he is likely headed to the Mile High City, this time via Marc Stein of ESPN.
Sources told ESPN.com that Miller, who was formally waived Monday by the Portland Trail Blazers, is poised to sign a one-year contract with the Nuggets barring any late snags.
Miller has two rings from his years in Miami, he’s a former Rookie of the Year, and he’s a well-respected veteran in the locker room. The Nuggets have 14 guaranteed contracts, so they have the roster spot, and like him enough to have gone after him in the summer of 2014 (Miller chose to chase a ring with LeBron James).
Still, it’s a bit of an odd fit. Denver is a team in transition with Emmanuel Mudiay coming in to run the point, some quality players such as Danilo Gallinari, and some guys who could be moved such as Kenneth Faried and Wilson Chandler. Miller, if he can stay healthy again, gives the Nuggets a little wing depth, but he’s not likely to see a ton of run.