Mike Miller picks Grizzlies

MEMPHIS (ESPN.com) - The Memphis Grizzlies have won the race to sign free-agent sharpshooter Mike Miller.

Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com on Wednesday that Miller has committed to sign a two-year deal with the Grizzlies after being pursued by other contenders such as Oklahoma City and Houston.

Kevin Durant was at the forefront of Oklahoma City's recruiting push, but sources said Miller ultimately couldn't resist the chance to return for a second stint in Memphis, where he has kept a home since playing for the Grizzlies from the 2002-03 to 2007-08 seasons.

One source close to the process told ESPN that Miller, more than anything, chose the Grizzlies because he feels they are closer to getting him back to the Finals than any other team that pursued him, including Oklahoma City. The deal, sources said, will likely be for two years, with Miller possessing a player option entering Year 2.

Grizzlies mainstays Marc Gasol and Mike Conley also took an active role in recruiting Miller, with Conley jokingly telling ESPN.com on Tuesday at Team USA minicamp in Las Vegas that he offered Miller "golf on me for a year" if he would agree to join shooting-starved Memphis.