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Miller, Grizzlies "not near" in negotiations



Wednesday night, Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com and 92.9 FM ESPN reported that Grizzlies wing Mike Miller and the team were not close in contract talks.

Here's what I'm told, according to my source: The Grizzlies are offering Miller a two-year deal between $2.4 and $2.9 million annually. He has offers from other teams, according to the source, that are worth between $3.5 and $4.5 million annually over four years. 

So, no. The Grizzlies and Mike Miller are indeed not even close on agreeing to terms. I wouldn't be surprised if a decision came Saturday. Oklahoma City, Houston, Portland, and Denver are among the teams in the hunt for the 34-year-old.

Miller averaged 7.1 points per game last season on 46 percent shooting from distance.

 

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Memphis offers Marshall


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Travel issues alter Grizz workout


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