x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Trail Blazers sign veteran Miller

Portland sign the free agent guard Andre Miller, while Jamario Moon joins the Cleveland Cavaliers.

MIAMI // The Portland Trail Blazers have signed veteran free agent guard Andre Miller to a three-year, US$21million (Dh77m) deal, while Jamario Moon joined the Cleveland Cavaliers. Miller, whose NBA career has spanned 10 seasons with four teams, averaged 16.3 points and 6.5 assists as a starter for the Philadelphia 76ers last season. "I'm just looking forward to the challenge," Miller said. "I know Portland want to accomplish a lot of things, and I want to add to that."

Miller joins the second-youngest team in the NBA. Last season Portland won 54 games and advanced to the play-offs for the first time since 2003. The 33-year-old has played an NBA-high 530 consecutive games and has missed just three in his career. Moon, a restricted free agent forward, joined Cleveland after the Miami Heat elected not to match the Cavaliers' offer. The Cavaliers had put aside roughly $3.2m of its midlevel exception to sign Moon.

* AP