Originally created 11/29/97

Raptors sign Miller for rest of the season



TORONTO -- Center Oliver Miller will spend the rest of the season with the Toronto Raptors ... again.

Miller signed for the remainder of the season Friday. This will be his third stint with the Raptors.

It is estimated he signed for the NBA minimum of $272,500 plus incentives.

Miller averaged 12.9 points and 7.4 rebounds in Toronto's expansion year in 1995-96, but opted to sign with Dallas at the end of that season. He rejoined the Raptors last February after the Mavericks released him.

With injuries to Zan Tabak and Sharone Wright, the Raptors are shorthanded at center.

The 6-foot-9 Miller has been unable to stick with any team because of problems with keeping his weight under control. Miller's weight has exceeded 350 pounds in the past.