Brad Miller decided earlier this year to retire at season's end, and went on an emotional note in April, receiving a standing ovation in his final game with the Timberwolves. But according to agent Mark Bartelstein, it's "not a certainty" that his client will retire, tweets Chris Tomasson of FOX Sports Florida.
I have to wonder what Miller's contract situation is, for the T-Wolves' sake — his $5.1MM 2012/13 was only partially guaranteed, so if he'd been waived by June 30th, he would've received $848K of it. If he'd officially filed for retirement, he would have forfeited the salary. But if neither of those things happened, will Miller still be on Minnesota's books for $5MM+? We'll have to wait for some clarification on that front, but in the meantime, here are some odds and ends from around the league, as free agency begins:
- The Mavericks think they could find a taker for Vince Carter and/or Shawn Marion if they need to create cap room, but are standing pat for now, tweets Ken Berger of CBSSports.com.
- Berger adds in another tweet that the Rockets have had some trade discussions about Kevin Martin, but are planning to keep him for now.
- Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal expects the Cavaliers to be relatively quiet in free agency, despite the team's cap flexibility.
- If any of the Thunder's free agents want to re-sign with the team, it'll almost certainly have to be for the minimum salary, says John Rohde of the Oklahoman.
- Raymond Felton may not be the Knicks' top free agent target, but he could be the most realistic one, writes Marc Berman of the New York Post.
- USA Basketball will name its 12-man roster for the London Olympics on July 7th on NBA TV, according to Tomasson (via Twitter).