I always find it interesting when I hear stuff like this, because I have a hard time believing it won't ultimately come down to money, but here we go.
According to sources close to me, Brad Miller is deciding between Houston and Chicago to extend his career.
He expects to get a multi-year contract at above the vet minimum, and his decision will depend on whether or not the Rockets extend Rick Adelman. If Adelman is extended, so he's guaranteed to play with him for both of his seasons then his favorite is Houston.
If Adelman is not extended then Chicago is the front runner. This is what I hear about what Brad wants and expects. We'll have to see whether both teams reciprocate that interest.
Do we want Brad Miller on a multi-year contract? I like Brad Miller as much as the next guy, but if we get a front court piece as our major free agent then there's not much room left to sign guys. That room shouldn't be spent on Brad Miller.
If we sign a guard in free agency as our major piece, then we need to find the best front court piece left. Is that Brad Miller? It might be, but it also might not be. If Miller was willing to sign for the minimum then I'd be all over that.
However, on a multi-year deal above the minimum it really depends on how much above we have to go. I'm guessing Miller is something the Bulls look at after they've made their major decisions and attempt to get him back if there is money leftover. That's how I'd approach it anyway.
If Houston strikes faster, and they can, since they're not in the major FA market, then Brad may be gone before we get a chance to pursue him.