Veteran point guard Andre Miller agreed to sign with the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday after reaching a buyout agreement with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express news.
The Timberwolves waived the 39-year old Miller in an apparent buyout agreement, allowing the veteran point guard to join the team of his choice. He averaged just 3.4 points, 0.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 26 games this season, but his presence in the Wolves locker room was what counted the most, especially for the team’s young players.
However with his NBA career coming to a close, Miller made a move to leave a rebuilding team for an opportunity to win his first championship with a contender.
The Spurs, who will have to pay $375K under the luxury tax for signing miller, waived third-string point guard Ray McCallum to create a roster spot for Miller.
“Veteran point guard Andre Miller, who was waived by the Wolves earlier this week, will sign with the Spurs, tweets Shams Charania of The Vertical on Yahoo Sports. The signing will cost San Antonio an extra $375K under the luxury tax, tweets former NBA executive Bobby Marks. The Spurs have 15 players on their roster, so a corresponding move will be necessary,” (H/t Hoops Rumors).