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Mike Miller joins LeBron James at the Cleveland Cavaliers

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Mike Miller has signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a 2-year deal worth $5.5 million according to a league source confirmed by CBSSports.com's Ken Berger.

Miller, former Miami champion and teammate of LeBron James will re-join the 'King' at his hometown team in Akron Ohio, Miller was an integral part of the 2013 Heat Championship winning side and shone in many clutch moments of the NBA Finals.

Miller will have a player option stipulation included in his new deal with the Cavaliers, rumours of his agreement with the team have been reported since the return of LeBron to Cleveland and Chris Broussard of ESPN produced the initial reports linking Miller with the Cavs.

The swingman allegedly turned down offers from franchises such as the Houston Rockets and the Denver Nuggets despite being offered more money than he would make with his new team.

The sharp shooter was amnestied by the Miami Heat last season and went on to sign with the Memphis Grizzlies, it was his second spell with the franchise where he enjoyed his best years back in 2003-08.

The strangest aspect of this new deal for Miller is that the small forward reportedly feigned a shoulder injury so that the Cleveland Cavaliers wouldn't pick up the player's contract off the free agency wire last season.

Miller has struggled with occasional injuries throughout his career, if he is able to remain healthy then the free agent will be considered a steal for the Cavaliers who continue to build around LeBron James in order to produce a championship calibre team.

It has been kept no secret that Miller and James are close friends and their journey to NBA glory with the Miami Heat kept the pair close since Miller departed from the organisation last season.

Miller performed many heroics in 2013 which helped clinch James his first NBA championship, the sharpshooter was always admired for his work ethic and ability to buy into the team ethos. His relationship with LeBron and drive to win another title has led to them rejoining in Cleveland, James' hometown.

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