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LeBron's "Decision" may cost Nuggets Mike Miller

LeBron James has finally decided to take his talents back to Cleveland so now all the other pieces of free agency can fall into place.  This may not be good news for your Denver Nuggets because according to ESPN.com, James has reached out to his old friend Mike Miller to gauge his interest in joining LeBron in Cleveland.  This makes the Nuggets chances of landing the 3 point sharpshooter less likely.   According to several sources, before James made his announcement, Miller was very close to signing a contract with the Nuggets but after James released his statement and indicated he was returning to Cleveland, talks between the Nuggets and Miller cooled down.  James and Miller played together on the Heat for 3 years and won 2 NBA Championships together and according to ESPN’s sources they have a fairly close friendship as well.  The only light at the end of the tunnel for the Nuggets is that the Cavaliers can only offer Miller a $2.7 million exception where the Nuggets could sign him to a longer and more lucrative deal.  Keep in mind that Miller was amnestied by the Heat after the 2012-2013 season and is still owed $6.6 million by the Heat next year.  So that may make the $2.7 million exception and the chance to play with James again a more attractive option than anything the Nuggets can provide.

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