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Brad Miller to Rockets

Posted on: July 17, 2010 2:45 pm
 
LAS VEGAS -- Brad Miller has agreed to a three-year, $15 million deal with the Rockets, deciding to join forces with Yao Ming instead of the Big Three in Miami.

In addition to the Heat, Miller also attracted interest from the Celtics, Hawks and Cavaliers, while the Bulls also tried to retain him. The third year of the deal is non-guaranteed, according to a person with knowledge of the agreement.

With the addition of Miller, 34, the Rockets continued a quietly effective offseason that also has included retaining restricted free agent Kyle Lowry and signing restricted free agent Luis Scola to a five-year, $47 million deal. Miller gives coach Rick Adelman more flexibility with his front-court rotation. He is likely to come off the bench, and can play both the power forward and center spots. Miller also gives the Rockets an insurance policy in case injury-prone center Yao Ming suffers another injury. Yao, who missed last season after reconstructive foot surgery, picked up his $17.6 million player option and is expected to be ready for training camp.




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Since: Apr 24, 2007
Posted on: July 17, 2010 8:53 pm
 

Brad Miller to Rockets

Im excited about the Rockets offseason!  The Rockets won 42 without a center...add the best in the NBA with Yao- healthy and fully rested for the first time in his career with the Rockets and add Miller to give quality minutes.   I can easily see them winning 55 which puts them breathing down the necks of the Lakers who won 57 games. 

The Rockets team matches up well with the Lakers...when we had Yao, we took them to 7...that series Yao only played 2 games.

Contender?  Hell Yes!   Darrell Morey is a genius!  We are a solid 2 deep at every position.  I wouldnt trade this for the Miami team if you threw  in the cheerleaders too!  

Go Rockets Go!  We're back and we want the Lakers!



Since: Feb 15, 2007
Posted on: July 17, 2010 8:28 pm
 

MIller for 3 or Shaq for 1 at less money?

I hate this in the light of Shaq for less money on a 1-year deal instead.



Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: July 17, 2010 8:02 pm
 

Brad Miller to Rockets

Tough loss for the Bulls.  Much better offensively than Noah, superb rebounded, and excellent free throw shooter.  This is the biggest loss for the Bulls in an otherwise stellar off-season.  This one hurts.



Since: Dec 4, 2009
Posted on: July 17, 2010 6:44 pm
 

Brad Miller to Rockets

Nice pick up, exactly what Houston was lacking. Height is a great equalizer, look for them to go deep in the playoffs with the Western Conference basically being the Lakers and then everyone else.



Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: July 17, 2010 5:41 pm
 

Brad Miller to Rockets

While I'm not saying this in any way catapults the Rockets to elite status in the West, I still feel a whole lot better about going into the season with a solid backup to Yao.  Great pickup by Morey!



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 17, 2010 5:22 pm
 

Brad Miller to Rockets

Do you guys really believe that Houston is all of a sudden a contender now? lol  lets be realistic.  Not happening fellas sorry.




Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: July 17, 2010 3:38 pm
 

Brad Miller to Rockets

Miller is a very good backup center and should fill in fine when Yao gets hurt.  Good shot, plays tough.  Good pickup.  I wish my Bulls could have resigned him.



Since: Mar 29, 2007
Posted on: July 17, 2010 3:33 pm
 

Brad Miller to Rockets

As long as they stay healthy, the Rockets have the deepest team in the league. Now come playoff time that importance is diminished when you stay around an 8 man rotation, but it should allow Houston to have a very strong season and grab home court advantage in the first round.



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: July 17, 2010 3:28 pm
 

Brad Miller to Rockets

I'm loving the Rockets offseason. This team is ripe for the Division title, and could give the Lakers a run for there money if Yao stays healthy, and of course that is a big if. Don't get me wronge, the Lakers are a better team, but this Rockets team could push them. GO ROCKETS!



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: July 17, 2010 3:25 pm
 

Brad Miller to Rockets

Good signing. He's played in Adelmans system and has played with Kevin Martin plus he can help cut down on Yaos minutes without putting a 6'6" center on the court.


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