Mike Miller made his annual visit to the Hy Vee/Sanford Legends basketball clinic at the Pentagon on Saturday morning talking like retirement would not be considered anytime soon. If an NBA team has a job for him, he’s got 17 years of experience and a still-marketable 3-ball for them. That’s how it is going work.
“For me, it’s just a lot of fun – I enjoy playing,” Miller said. “I always will. My family still enjoys me playing, which is most important. So we’re going to keep going as long as we can. Every year is a new challenge and I enjoy those challenges. Until I quit, finding something to replace this will be hard.”
The former fifth overall pick and 2001 rookie of the year with the Orlando Magic has spent the last two seasons playing for Denver, his seventh NBA team. The term “elder statesman” sounds way too starchy but that’s essentially what he is. He’s under contract through the 2017-18 season with the Nuggets and sounds anxious to fulfill it.
Source: Mick Garry of the Argus Leader
Sources: Spurs, LaMarcus Aldridge Agree on Extension
San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge has reached agreement on a contract extension, league sources tell ESPN. The deal includes a partial guarantee in the third year.
Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge has reached agreement on a three-year, $72.3M contract extension, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 16, 2017
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
LeBron James Still Uncertain for Season Opener
LeBron James tested his injured left ankle during a portion of practice Sunday, but it’s still not known if he’ll play in Cleveland’s season opener.
James has been slowed since spraining his ankle in practice on Sept. 27. The three-time NBA champion sat out the Cavaliers’ first three exhibition games before making his debut last week against Chicago. He played 30 minutes but may have aggravated his ankle while making a spin move in the loss.
Source: USA Today Sports
Rodney Hood, Jazz Don’t Come to Agreement on Extension
Rodney Hood and the Utah Jazz will not come to an agreement on a contract extension, barring a last minute change, sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune, clearing the way for Hood to become a restricted free agent next summer.