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Report: Mike Miller agrees to two-year deal to play in Cleveland next to LeBron

Jul 15, 2014, 5:49 PM EDT

It’s one thing to recruit players to the warm weather Miami with all it’s attractions, but would players take less money to follow LeBron James to Cleveland?

In the case of Mike Miller, yes.

Miller reached terms on a two-year, $5.5 million deal with the Cavaliers, first reported by Chris Broussard of ESPN (and since confirmed by other reports).

Miller shot 45 percent from three last season and plays good defense. The gamble is will he stay healthy — he played in all 82 games last season but hadn’t played in more than 59 the previous four years and seemed to be aging before our eyes. He will be 34 at the start of next season.

This is a good signing, a good thing for the depth in Cleveland. It gives them real shooting and versatility off the bench, and it gives them another needed veteran with a ring on a young team that will be learning what it takes to win.

The question is how many other veterans will do what Miller did?

  1. 4thquartermagic - Jul 15, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Turning down Denver (sorry home team) made sense.

    But turning down Houston plus more money? Hmm…

    • ranfan12 - Jul 15, 2014 at 5:54 PM

      having the best player in the nba an change someone’s mind lol

      • 4thquartermagic - Jul 15, 2014 at 5:57 PM

        Even when that best player admits “We won’t win anytime soon?”

      • antistratfordian - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:01 PM

        4thquartermagic – LeBron is like Jupiter in the NBA solar system. He’s magnetic, charismatic, one heck of a great teammate and a winner – that leads to an impressive gravitational force.

      • tampajoey - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:01 PM

        @4thquartermagic – what’s lebron going to say “Not 1, Not 2, Not 3…”

        I think Lebron’s matured and learned a few lessons from the Miami fiasco.

      • loungefly74 - Jul 16, 2014 at 8:11 AM

        i hope Lebron buys Mike a nice steak dinner every night for the rest of his life! joking aside, i’m happy Mike joined the Cavs. great move.

    • realfootballfan - Jul 15, 2014 at 7:53 PM

      LeBron’s his boy. He has a strange mix of players in the league that he’s really close with that I’ve always been curious to how he got to know many of them as he hadn’t played with many of them, yet he has bonds with them like when he first got to Miami people were saying Mike Miller was one of his best friends in the league and there are many guys like that who I can’t figure the connection and how it was formed.

      • fanofthegame79 - Jul 15, 2014 at 8:18 PM

        You got it – LeBron and Mike Miller were buds (somehow). And you’re more correct…for being a homebody, LeBron does have a lot of random friends in the NBA.

      • campcouch - Jul 15, 2014 at 10:54 PM

        Some guys just like each other. Could be something simple like living in snowy cities, or having a mutual interest in Warren Buffett’s friendship or maybe a moral belief. They may have a love for corned beef sandwiches hahaha. You’d be surprised at the people your own friends probably consider friends and never say anything about.

      • charlessb - Jul 15, 2014 at 11:19 PM

        team USA is the answer. players like mike miller shane battier bosh wade tyson chandler andre iggy are all on that team. its not necessarily the actual team but also people that are selected to be on the select team.

    • spthegr8 - Jul 16, 2014 at 9:52 AM

      @Anti
      “LeBron is like Jupiter in the NBA solar system. He’s magnetic, charismatic, one heck of a great teammate and a winner” Daaaaaaaaaamn Bruh. SLUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURP!!!!!
      Swing much??

  2. angulocarlos1 - Jul 15, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Good for Mike Miller. Wonder what this means to Ray Allen

    • apkyletexas - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:04 PM

      Hopefully it means he finally retires.

    • casualcommenter - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:18 PM

      Ray Allen has said he’d only want to keep playing if he is guaranteed playing time.

      Between Wiggins, Waiters, and now Miller as options at shooting guard, I don’t see a path on the Cavs for Allen to get playing time. His shooting fell off a bit last year (37% from 3), and his defense is quite bad.

      He’s getting older, so I wouldn’t expect his shooting or defense to improve, and the Cavs would like to contend this year while also developing for the future, so it would be counter-productive to deprive either Wiggins or Waiters of minutes to give Allen time on the court.

      Either he accepts being buried on the bench on the Cavs, or he returns to the Heat, or he retires.

      • hehateme2 - Jul 16, 2014 at 12:28 PM

        Contend this year? Think again.

  3. tampajoey - Jul 15, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    Veterans turning down more money to come play in Cleveland… times are a changing.

    • kinggw - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:01 PM

      They never had problems getting over the hill vets to join Lebron, remember Jamison, their problem has been getting in their prime free agents to select Cleveland.

      • antistratfordian - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:02 PM

        Jamison was traded to Cleveland.

      • tampajoey - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:02 PM

        Like Kevin Love practically begging to be traded to Cleveland now.

      • casualcommenter - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:10 PM

        Yeah, Miller is one of the best remaining free agents, but he’s just a skilled role player with age and durability concerns. His defense really fell off last year, so describing Miller as a “good defender” is outdated.

        However, he still is an elite shooter, and in my opinion, he’s a better option than Ray Allen, whose shooting fell off last year and is an even worse defender.

      • kinggw - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:15 PM

        I stand corrected, there are others like Joe Smith or Donyell Marshall, but the point is the same. They’ve had problems getting the big free agent.

      • soopreme - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:45 PM

        Love is on record saying he wants to come to Cleveland.

      • kinggw - Jul 15, 2014 at 7:57 PM

        Love is on record in saying he would re-sign there now the Lebron is in town, that’s a far cry from wanting to go or begging to be traded to Cleveland.

      • realfootballfan - Jul 15, 2014 at 8:00 PM

        Yep, this is the same old, same old. LeBron couldn’t convince Mike Miller to come to Cleveland 5 years ago. He’s at the end of the line now, and he’s literally one of LeBron’s best friends in the league. I’ve always thought that thing was overblown, but I’ve heard too many current and former players say they’re not going to Cleveland unless they’re getting paid well, so no discounts even for these guys to consider it. What he has to hope for is that all of those high draft picks that Cleveland allegedly just happened to get over the past 4 years live up to their potential. I know Wiggins is the goods, assuming they don’t trade him foolishly, but the rest of those high picks will be the key to them being successful.

    • kevindoc593 - Jul 16, 2014 at 12:03 AM

      They got Mike Miller…. Calm down. (I’m a gator fan too so don’t say I don’t love this guy) Not like they have the best player in the world on their roster that has now won two rings and proven he could win. They signed a guy who played 3 seasons in Miami with Bron, little easier to convince him to come to Cleveland considering he played and won with Bron Bron than lets say Melo or Kobe or Dwight or well you get the point.

      If Cleveland can lure a star there (outside of their home town Star) then I’m wrong but until then this proves nothing to me.

      Plenty other better Vets out there that didn’t and won’t sign to play in Cleveland. I hope that changes because I’m not a fan of the small market teams being irrelevant but I just don’t see it happening considering it hardly ever does.

  4. antistratfordian - Jul 15, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    I sent him a tweet over an hour ago – “@MikeMiller_13 Your brother in Cleveland needs you, MM! The center of the NBA universe is going to be in CLE. Don’t you want to be there?”

    And then this news breaks. Coincidence? Hardly.

    I also love Tom Haberstroh’s tweet about this: “When Heat debated using amnesty on Mike Miller, wonder if ‘signs with LeBron in Cleveland in 2014′ was worst-case scenario.”

    And the Heat have to pay for it too.

    • balsagna - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:57 PM

      I am saddened that people in the future will mistake you for a Cavs fan.

      • antistratfordian - Jul 15, 2014 at 7:29 PM

        I’m saddened that people now are mistaking Cavs fans for LeBron fans.

      • balsagna - Jul 15, 2014 at 7:50 PM

        I see you joined the RCF (Real Cavs Fan) forums…I’m going to enjoy your posts. I believe your very first post, someone responded with: “I hope you get banned”.

      • antistratfordian - Jul 15, 2014 at 10:39 PM

        Yeah, and I did get banned. lol.

        You have been banned for the following reason:
        stop derailing threads or find another forum

        Date the ban will be lifted: 07-15-2014, 11:00 PM

        I wasn’t even derailing threads. But I was getting attacked left and right. I called them hypocrites for forgetting the spirit of LBJ-Day and welcoming LeBron back, but not welcoming LeBron’s fans back – because there was a time when we were all one.

        Not the best first impression maybe.

    • sonnysuave - Jul 15, 2014 at 8:07 PM

      To honestly believe that your personal tweet to Miller, is what triggered his decision??? Kids… let this be a lesson : Crack Kills Your Brain Cells!

      • antistratfordian - Jul 15, 2014 at 8:19 PM

        To honestly believe that I was serious and not joking??? Kids… let this be a lesson: sonnysuave’s elevator doesn’t go to the top floor

    • kevindoc593 - Jul 16, 2014 at 12:05 AM

      @Antistratfordian I thought you were a Heat fan?

      • antistratfordian - Jul 16, 2014 at 12:09 AM

        You thought wrong, Kev. But you know, I find myself still defending them because all these haterators want them to fall apart. Especially Wade. So I’ll still be defending their honor a bit.

  5. captainwisdom8888 - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    I bet that the current members of the Cavs, both players and various personnel, were jumping for joy when they learned that the best player on the planet was coming to town. There’s still some work to be done tinkering with the roster, but this obviously vaults Cleveland straight into contender-status. Coming from such an epically beautiful place as Miami where he wonk titles, I really didn’t think Lebron would return to a place like Cleveland, even despite it being his home. It just goes to show how much LBJ holds Ohio close to his heart, and how he wants to do everything in his power to bring a championship to a city that hasn’t seen one in decades upon decades.

    He’s shown a remarkable amount of poise and professionalism by disregarding all of the negativity surrounding his departure from Cleveland.

    • sonnysuave - Jul 15, 2014 at 7:59 PM

      Thanks for stating the obvious… smh.

    • antistratfordian - Jul 15, 2014 at 9:45 PM

      Well yeah. Blatt said he was “jumping from mountaintop to mountaintop.” I’m sure there were champagne celebrations.

      Miami got a lot of crap for celebrating his arrival, but there’s a reason why people react like that. Things are just better when he’s around.

    • campcouch - Jul 15, 2014 at 11:14 PM

      “A place like Cleveland”. Granted there isn’t a Miami Beach or Hollywood or MSG there, but it has the same potential and pitfalls of any other city. I’m sure if the Cavs had absolutely nothing to work with on the roster, James would’ve stayed in Miami for professional reasons, but he saw something he liked and an opportunity to be successful while being back near family and friends. Folks don’t leave Ohio because it’s Ohio,they leave to find better job opportunities or to see another part of the country…or in the case of Neil Armstrong and John Glenn, they literally left the planet…but they all come back!

  6. andreboy1 - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    so dumb

    he’s not going to win anything in Clev unless they get Love

    going to Miami and playing with LBJ, Wade and Bosh is one thing, while going to Cleveland with JUST LBJ is something completely different.

    • antistratfordian - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:06 PM

      Didn’t Kyrie Irving start in the All-Star game and win All-Star MVP? I guess he’s a nobody though.

      • kinggw - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:16 PM

        I think most people would rather have a point guard that could lead his team to the playoffs. Winning the MVP in a meaningless exhibition game is just that, meaningless.

      • antistratfordian - Jul 15, 2014 at 7:24 PM

        It’s only meaningless in that it was an exhibition game, but the context is not meaningless. All of the worlds best players get together to play one game and all of them are trying to win MVP – but only one can.

        KD was gunning for MVP. LeBron was gunning for MVP. Kobe, CP3, Blake, Harden, Curry – all of them were trying to win All-Star MVP. But Irving won it over all of them.

        Look at the past 63 winners. All are hall of famers except 4. Adrian Smith 1966. Randy Smith 1978. Tom Chambers 1987. Glen Rice 1997.

        I’m not saying Kyrie is a Hall of Famer, but it’s a good sign that he was able to beat out other superstars and legends for that award.

      • kinggw - Jul 15, 2014 at 7:43 PM

        Dwight Howard takes three pointers in that game and it is not frowned upon, that’s the context for the NBA All Star game.

        Spin it anyway you want, a game where no one plays defense until the last three or four minutes is meaningless.

      • antistratfordian - Jul 15, 2014 at 7:45 PM

        But that’s equal for everybody. It doesn’t matter that nobody plays defense. All of the players are trying to win All-Star MVP and only one can.

        If you win the award you’re probably going to end up in the Hall of Fame.

      • kinggw - Jul 15, 2014 at 7:53 PM

        It does matter, it’s not a real NBA game. Based on your logic. Waiters should start in Cleveland because he had an awesome game in the Rising Stars challenge.

      • antistratfordian - Jul 15, 2014 at 7:56 PM

        No. Logic says that 94% of all All-Star MVP winners since 1951 are in the Hall of Fame. If you earn that award, it’s a great sign.

        If that was the case for playing well in the Rising Stars challenge then I would make the argument for that too, but that is not the case for playing well in the Rising Stars challenge.

      • kevindoc593 - Jul 16, 2014 at 12:12 AM

        Kyrie Irving is very good but not a star, Stars usually can make it through at least one full season in the NBA and Kyrie has yet to do that plus his stats aren’t even as impressive as his Uncle Drew stats.

        Boy is a sub 45% shooter and has gone down in every season since coming in the league.

        I’m not hating on him I respect him and his game but get real, he’s not as good as his hype makes him to be his stats especially Metrics are all slightly above average for a Point Guard in the NBA.

      • antistratfordian - Jul 16, 2014 at 12:23 AM

        Well LeBron has never played a full season. Kyrie’s stats are impressive for a young player. Three years in the league, each over 20.0 PER – that’s impressive stuff. LBJ didn’t even do that. His FG% will rise playing with LeBron. He’s going to learn how to be even better watching MVP/championship work ethic and habits.

  7. antistratfordian - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    I hope Arison learned a lesson here. As Skolnick said, the Miller amnesty might go down as one of the worst decisions in Heat franchise history.

    • kinggw - Jul 15, 2014 at 7:28 PM

      It was actually a prudent decision. Miller looked like the walking wounded his last season in Miami, they thought they would be paying him to sit on the bench. Im sure if they knew he would play in 89 games last year, Anthony would’ve got the amnesty hammer.

      If that was the reason Lbj left, he wasnt coming back anyway.

      • antistratfordian - Jul 15, 2014 at 7:34 PM

        Prudent? The time to cut spending is in the middle of a three peat attempt with free agency looming? Saving a few dollars at that time is a good idea? Well I think there’s no objective way to defend that now since Cleveland is paying Miller to shoot 45% from three with LeBron in Cleveland and were forced to make Chris Bosh the highest paid player in the NBA just to save face.

        And how prudent is saving a few million on Miller when you’re just going to overpay Bosh by a higher amount? Not to mention all the financial losses from LeBron’s departure.

        And Miller was great last year. He played 82 games and shot lights out. Miami could’ve used him.

      • kinggw - Jul 15, 2014 at 7:51 PM

        Absolutely. Hindsight is 20/20. You act like they cut a starter. He hadnt made it through a whole season in the prior four years. Why would they expect him to start all of a sudden? It was great he was healthy last year, but that was not something that anyone could’ve foresaw given his injury history.

      • dablakdrphil - Jul 15, 2014 at 7:53 PM

        Correction

        Kobe is the highest paid player followed by the newly resigned Melo, Bosh is 3rd on that list

      • antistratfordian - Jul 15, 2014 at 10:47 PM

        dablakdrphil – Isn’t Bosh making 23.6. Kobe 23.5. Melo 22.5?

      • antistratfordian - Jul 15, 2014 at 11:01 PM

        kinggw – “Right now, we’re not using amnesty, no… I want to try to keep this team intact as long as we can because we have a championship basketball team here and continuity being, I think the most important thing to when it comes to winning championships.” – Pat Riley, July 2013

        So it wasn’t a case of 20/20 hindsight. Pat has more than enough experience to know beforehand that losing a player like Miller (who secured the Game 6 rebound for LBJ’s three) was going to be a problem. But apparently the cut was mandated by Arison because the bill was too steep. Which, of course, was the rub. That wasn’t the time to start being cheap.

      • cnyle01 - Jul 16, 2014 at 5:23 AM

        Health during the season didn’t matter ( sitting Wade 30 games) what matters was they needed him in the playoffs.

    • realfootballfan - Jul 15, 2014 at 8:09 PM

      I hope you really don’t believe that nonsense. This was about LeBron’s boys and that’s it. I knew it was part of the big difference for him that first year he got there when Wade and Riley had to get on him for wanting to stay overnight in New Orleans and party with Chris Paul, but I didn’t think it would trump what he was able to accomplish in Miami over what happened in Cleveland as they never gave him what he needed to succeed; however it did. This was all about power as much as the homecoming part is just incidental. He learned a blueprint in Miami for winning a championship that he will try to implement on his own in Cleveland while not having to live under the Riley/Arison rules of running their organization as opposed to up in Cleveland where Dan Gilbert is just grateful and will let him and his friends run the franchise because it ultimately means more money for him with the return of relevancy.

      • realfootballfan - Jul 15, 2014 at 8:54 PM

        @fanofthegame,

        I just don’t buy it. You’ve heard this since his 2nd year there that he might go back to Cleveland. I’m telling you the culture shock of how Riley runs his team was more than I think he anticipated, and with Wade’s injury situation, he simply said, “why not now” instead of waiting until he was in his mid 30’s like I always thought he’d do to return. Mike Miller wouldn’t have changed that bending over the
        Spurs gave them. He would have been more of the same problem that they had frankly because he’s old too like the rest of their bench was. I think it just became better timing for him to leave now as opposed to in 3 or 4 years when Wade would have been retired, and then he could have been going back to Cleveland to give them his last 2 or 3 years of his prime and possibly they would have had another owner by then as NBA franchises change hands all the time. I’ve heard from more than one of these access reporters that he still didn’t really see eye to eye with Gilbert but didn’t think that was a big enough obstacle for him to not make the move, especially when now everyone will blame Gilbert if he doesn’t give him whatever he wants this time around as opposed to how the weight of the world was closing in on him by the end back in 2010. Most of us didn’t even know who Dan Gilbert was in 2010, but now he’s just as responsible for getting it done as LeBron is.

      • antistratfordian - Jul 16, 2014 at 3:12 PM

        Well, that’s the standard cynical take. But I hope you really don’t believe that nonsense.

        I take him at his word when he says he looks at his kids, and thinks about his baby daughter, and thinks about the kind of message he’s sending to them about where he’s from i.e. that Ohio isn’t good enough for the James family. And he didn’t want to do that. He probably also didn’t want his kids to live with the fact that the place where the James family is from is also a place that hates their father.

        I also think he wants all of his kids to be born in Ohio. It probably would’ve bothered him if his daughter’s birth certificate had Florida on it instead of Ohio.

        Sure, he’s a celebrity with millions of dollars, but he still has real family issues like anyone else. He wasn’t the first to leave his home for a career, and he isn’t the first to turn down a cushier job to go back to where he was born.

    • scorp16 - Jul 15, 2014 at 8:18 PM

      Jerry Krause used to piss off Jordan all the time.

      • antistratfordian - Jul 16, 2014 at 3:05 PM

        And MJ would’ve left if players then had the freedom they have now. He did threaten to. But it was a different era.

        If he was playing today he wouldn’t have put up with Krause for as long as he did. He’d probably be a Knick.

    • fanofthegame79 - Jul 15, 2014 at 8:27 PM

      Miller was highly important in both of the Heat’s title runs, hitting timely 3’s and coming off of the bench to give quality minutes. He was also a great sub for Wade when he was taking games off. It was never a good basketball move to amnesty Miller, it was only a decent financial move (unless you take into consideration that the Miller amnesty had something to do with LeBron leaving, thus costing the Heat, and the city of Miami, hundreds of millions of dollars).

      • antistratfordian - Jul 15, 2014 at 8:42 PM

        I think another issue was that LeBron was blindsided by it. No warning. They knew they were close – and one day Miller is cut, and only to save money. I know a franchise shouldn’t have to run a decision like that by any player, but you could argue that this was a time for them to be a little more tactful.

      • realfootballfan - Jul 15, 2014 at 8:58 PM

        Miller played well in the two championship series. However, he also missed a lot of games there. It made sense to me to cut him because of that alone. Their problem was that they didn’t replace him with another piece.

      • kinggw - Jul 15, 2014 at 9:28 PM

        The myth of Mike Miller lives. Miller was not a big part of the Heat’s second title with James. He missed 23 games, only averaged 15 mpg and didn’t play that much or effectively in the playoffs despite what some of you think. He scored a total of 9 points against the Pacers over 7 games and only scored a total of 37 points throughout the Finals against the Spurs.

        It was a good basketball move to amnesty Miller. In what world is it a good idea to pay a guy you don’t expect to play? In the previous four seasons he missed 23, 43, 25, and 28 games respectively. Why should the Heat have expected him to continue to spell Wade and show up in the playoffs when he hadn’t effectively done that since 2012.

      • loungefly74 - Jul 16, 2014 at 8:20 AM

        lets not forget one of the most important things that does not directly translate to the stat sheet: chemistry.

  8. djshnooks - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    Yeah, trade Waiters and bring in this bum!

    That’s the ticket! Lmfao.

  9. dablakdrphil - Jul 15, 2014 at 7:49 PM

    I find it very funny on here that all these “Cavs fans” are speaking about the Cavs when just 3 weeks ago it was “Team Heat”. Only a few people on here I saw were real Cavs fans even through their joke of a season. People sure do jump ship quick. Lol.

  10. ravenswhat - Jul 15, 2014 at 7:54 PM

    Miami really blew it not bringing mike back last year. They needed his 3 PT shooting against SA. Plus Lebron was reportedly pissed they got rid of his boy.

    • kinggw - Jul 15, 2014 at 9:28 PM

      Three point shooting wasn’t the biggest problem, defense was and Miller couldn’t have helped with that.

  11. jghouse69 - Jul 15, 2014 at 9:39 PM

    So everyone is saying if miller was with the Heat last year they would have beaten the Spurs. I agree

  12. cbwv1974 - Jul 15, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    Terrible article. Let’s do some accounting. Miller was guaranteed $6 million this year by the heat even if he retired. So by signing for $5.5 mil for two years ($2.75 mil per) miller will make $6 mil this yes (2.75 from Cavs and 3.25 from heat) and $2.75 next year (all Cleveland). So his actual deal is 2 years 8.75 mil (4.4 mil per). Not a discount at all from what others offered. And giving miller 2 years is risky. The dudes health was a total anomaly last year. And yeah the heat are paying half his salary this year but the Cavs are also paying the heat the difference in the amnesty.

  13. mightbegoingtohellforthis - Jul 16, 2014 at 2:19 AM

    Miller will steal minutes from a young up and coming player and potentially hamper their development. I really don’t think it’s that good of an idea to try and get the old band back together. Is Ray Allen next? If so, they might as well trade Wiggins for Love now.

  14. casualcommenter - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Only thing this article gets wrong is when it describes Mike Miller as a “good defender.”

    After years of injuries including back problems, he’s not a good defender anymore. He competes defensively and gives good effort, but he’s not quick enough to prevent penetration by wings and he’s not strong enough to guard bigs.

    He finished 74th among 76 small forwards in Defensive Real Plus/Minus. He’s a player with a lot of skills including shooting and ballhandling, but defending isn’t one of them.

  15. antistratfordian - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Defensive Real Plus/Minus. So Paul Pierce is a better defender than LeBron James and Paul George?

    Igoudala leads SFs in that stat and he’s not the best defensive SF in the league. He’s not even in the top 3.

  16. antistratfordian - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    So based on Defensive Real Plus/Minus Ricky Rubio is the 2nd best defensive PG in the league only behind Eric Bledsoe?

    Really?

  17. sportsfan18 - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    yep,

    thanks for the stats casual…

    for way too many, numbers are pesky things…

    folks don’t like the light shining the truth down on them…

    effort and results are different.

  18. antistratfordian - Jul 15, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    Defensive Real Plus/Minus is not a good indicator of defensive ability. It’s totally dependent on the teammates who are on the floor with the player.

  19. prostock75 - Jul 15, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    You are out of your mind if you don’t think Igoudala id one of the top 3 defensive SF’s in the NBA…absolutely nuts

  20. antistratfordian - Jul 16, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    I’d take LeBron, George and Leonard over him. Call me nuts then.

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