The Denver Nuggets parted ways with Mitchell native Mike Miller, the team announced on Tuesday.
Miller's $3.5 million salary for the 2017-18 season would reportedly have become fully guaranteed if he remained under contract beyond Wednesday. The stipulation was part of the two-year, $7 million deal he signed with the team prior to the 2016-17 season. The Nuggets' move makes Miller a free agent.
Miller, 37, played the last two seasons with the Nuggets. The veteran swingman averaged 1.4 points and 1.9 rebounds per game in 20 games for Denver last season.
Miller recently finished his 18th season in the NBA. He's also played for the Magic, Grizzlies, Timberwolves, Wizards, Heat and Cavaliers.
Miller has career averages of 10.6 points and 4.2 rebounds per game, while also shooting 40 percent from the 3-point line.
He's a two-time NBA champion with the Heat, while also being named the Rookie of the Year in 2001 and the Sixth Man of the Year in 2006.
Earlier this summer, the former Kernel said he still enjoys playing and wanted to stay in the NBA as a player for as long as possible.
"I enjoy playing and I always will," Miller said at the Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends basketball clinic on June 10 at the Pentagon in Sioux Falls. "My family still enjoys me playing, which is most important. We are going to keep going as long as we can. Every year is a new challenge and I enjoy those challenges. Until I quit, finding something to replace this will be hard."