Former Miami Heat swingman Mike Miller is considering fusion surgery to repair bulging disks in his back, a revelation that has caused some NBA teams to hesitate on making bids to claim him in the amnesty waiver process, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Several contending teams have interest in signing Miller as a free agent should he go unclaimed before Thursday's 5 p.m. ET deadline, front-office sources told Yahoo! Sports, but all of those would have time for doctors to examine Miller and understand his intentions and needs regarding possible surgery.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are strongly considering a claim on Miller, and it is believed they've also been weighing the issues regarding his back, sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Miller's back problems caused him to miss games during the 2011-12 season. He also considered surgery in the summer of 2012.
Miami used the amnesty provision to free itself of the $12.8 million left on Miller's contract over the next two seasons. The decision willRead More »from Mike Miller considering back surgery as Cavs, others, debate making waiver bid for him