Source: Miller signs with Cavs, reunites with James
A person familiar with the negotiations said free-agent forward Mike Miller has agreed to a two-year, $5.5 million contract with the Cavaliers, re-uniting him with LeBron James.
Miller reached the agreement with the Cavs yesterday, according to the person who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not commented on the deal. Miller’s contract includes a player option in the second year.
He will make $2.7 million next season, and the option is worth $2.8 million. Miller was teammates for three seasons with James in Miami. Last season, Miller played in 82 games for Memphis. He shot 46 percent (107 for 233) from three-point range.
• Dwyane Wade signed a two-year contract to remain with the Heat. The second of those seasons is a player option. Financial terms were not announced, though it’s expected Wade’s salary for next season will not reach the $20.2 million he would have made under his previous contract.
• The Oklahoma City Thunder signed free-agent point guard Sebastian Telfair, who spent last season with Tianjin Ronggang in China, where he averaged 26.1 points, 6.0 assists and 2.0 steals.
• The Chicago Bulls used the amnesty clause to cut forward Carlos Boozer after four seasons with the team. The Bulls also waived forward Lou Amundson and guards Ronnie Brewer and Mike James. They are clearing salary-cap space to make room for the signing of free-agent center Pau Gasol and the first NBA contract for 2011 draft pick Nikola Mirotic.
Saints sign tight end Graham to multiyear deal
The New Orleans Saints confirmed a multiyear contract with Jimmy Graham, ending a protracted holdout for the star tight end.
Graham has led the Saints in catches the past three seasons and led them in yards receiving and touchdowns in two of the past three seasons.
• The Dallas Cowboys are releasing Kyle Orton after their backup quarterback missed all the offseason workouts amid reports he was considering retirement.
The new backup is likely to be Brandon Weeden, drafted in the first round by the Browns in 2012.
Penguins say Crosby won’t need surgery on wrist
The Pittsburgh Penguins said captain Sidney Crosby doesn’t need surgery on his injured wrist. Crosby dealt with a wrist injury during the playoffs.
The team said he will keep receiving treatment and be evaluated ahead of training camp in September.
Crosby had just one goal and eight assists in 13 playoff games.
• Marcus Holman of the Ohio Machine had a goal and two assists, and former Ohio State player Kevin Buchanan of the Boston Cannons had a goal to help the defending champion United States team defeat the Iroquois Nationals 18-5 at the world lacrosse championships in Commerce City, Colo. The U.S. clinched the Blue Division title with a 5-0 record and earned a bye into the semifinals, which start on Thursday.
• Chelsea said Spanish striker Diego Costa signed a five-year contract, two weeks after the London club agreed to meet the player’s reported buyout clause of $52 million. Costa scored 35 goals last season to help Atletico Madrid win its first Spanish league title in 18 years and reach the Champions League final.
— From wire reports