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Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

Posted on: July 9, 2010 11:30 am
Edited on: July 9, 2010 11:32 am
Posted by Royce Young

The Heat are wasting no time in filling out the active roster. Late Thursday night (or early Friday morning, depending on your location) news broke from Mike Miller's dad that the Heat were intending to sign Mike Miller .

Miller is from South Dakota, so I guess that's where we send his Luckiest Basketball Player in the World Award.

After shipping Michael Beasley to Minnesota for basically nothing, the Heat had a little cap room to play with. And Pat Riley and Miami wasted no time whipping out the checkbook. According to the report, Miller will sign a five-year, $30 million deal.

Miller also had offers from New York and the Clippers, with the Clipper offer being worth a significant amount more, the report said. Also, mentioned, Miller won out over Kyle Korver and Rasual Butler, mainly because of an endorsement from LeBron.

But Miller is just the beginning for the Heat. Since they moved Beasley, but now added Miller, the Heat have five players on the active roster, sans Joel Anthony who has a qualifying offer of about $1 million. Miller's $6 million a year will eat up virtually all of Miami's remaining cap space. That means a bevy of veteran minimum salaries are about to be handed out and as Ira Winderman mentioned in his story, the list isn't that long or that sexy.

Among the names available still: Raja Bell , Larry Hughes , Flip Murray, Zydrunas Ilgauskas , Devean George , Brian Skinner , Damien Wilkins, Trenton Hassell , Jarvis Hayes, Jason Williams, Keyon Dooling , Eddie House , Etan Thomas and Ime Udoka.

Of course Miami still has its three second-round picks it could sign (Dexter Pittman, Jarvis Varnado, Da'Sean Butler) and as Winderman says, could re-sign some lesser Heat players from a year ago (Shavlik Randolph, Kenny Hasbrouck). Finally, there are still undrafted players to be had, like Jon Scheyer and Brian Zoubek of Duke, Art Parakhouski from Radford, Denis Clemente (a native of Miami) from Kansas State, Scottie Reynolds from Villanova and Matt Bouldin from Gonzaga, among others.

Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2010 12:30 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

I'm thinking Shaq and Iverson come to Miami for the minimum.

Since: May 28, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2010 12:27 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

LeBron has lost all respect from real basketball fans on this move; it is such a cop-out I dont even know where to begin.  All I do know is that he is crazy if he thinks they will win the title next year.  His title has officially changed from "King James" to "The King of Wishful Thinking" formally held by 80's group Go West.

Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2010 12:11 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

You just sweat Miller because he played at Florida.

Maybe you should buy some Mike Miller sneakers??

Oh thats right...he wears LeBron's sneakers just like a good lapdog.

Since: Dec 15, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2010 12:10 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

I really like Dwayne Wade.  Chris Bosh is a very good player with seemingly little baggage.  And LBJ was a likeable player.  After yesterday I will root for anyone but Miami.  If Miami gets to the finals against LA, and I can't believe I'm saying this (I can't stand Kobe or Gasol) I think I'd root for LA.

If LBJ did the announcement in a 1 minute statement that was not so tied up in ego I might not have the same reaction.

I'll be rooting for the signs seen in the Boston Garden during the semis - "King without a Ring".  Go ringless, baby.

Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2010 12:04 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

What is a Hater? Is that another name for moron?

Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2010 11:57 am

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

Please.  Like you wouldn't do anything you could to play on this team and have a chance at multiple rings.


Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2010 11:48 am

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

I wonder if LeBron James lets Mike Miller take his leash off during practice?

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