Free agent forward Mike Miller will join the Memphis Grizzlies, according to a report by ESPN.com.
Miller had been targeted by the Thunder for the past week, but the 33-year-old sharp shooter instead appears to have opted for familiarity.
Miller was a member of the Grizzlies for 5 1/2 seasons and still has a home in the Memphis area. Miller enjoyed a career year in Memphis during the 2006-07 season, averaging 18.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists.
With the Grizzlies, Miller figures to receive more playing time than he might have garnered with the Thunder.
DURANT TO PLAY IN 2014 FIBA WORLD CUP OF BASKETBALL
Kevin Durant announced Wednesday that he will join USA Basketball for next summer's World Cup of Basketball in Spain.
“To represent your country, you can't really take that for granted,” Durant said. “I knew last summer I was going to commit and play in the next World Cup.”
Durant held a joint announcement with Minnesota forward Kevin Love from Team USA's mini-camp in Las Vegas. Though most established players decline to play in international events outside of the Olympics, Durant called his desire to again compete for the country “self-explanatory.”
“We're very appreciative of their early commitment,” said USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo. “We think it will certainly send a message to some of our other guys who have indicated they're interested. So we're very excited.”
Durant led the U.S. to gold in the 2010 FIBA World championship in Turkey and returned overseas to help guide the national team to gold in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
“I'm looking forward to playing for (coach Mike Krzyzewski) again,” Durant said. “This whole program is such a first class program, and I'm glad I'm a part of it.”
Twenty-six of the NBA's most talented young players have conveyed in Las Vegas for this week's mini-camp. Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart and Creighton forward Doug McDermott also are training with the national team.
ORTON TO HOST CAMP
Thunder center Daniel Orton will host a boys and girls basketball camp August 7-8 at Christ the King Catholic School in Oklahoma City.
Space is limited to the first 150 campers to register.
There will be two sessions each day, a 9 a.m. to noon session for boys and girls in first through sixth grade and a 1-4 p.m. session for boys and girls in seventh to 12th grade.
Pre-registration for the camp costs $100, or $125 if registered thereafter.
For more information, visit overtimebasketballfamily.com.
BY DARNELL MAYBERRY