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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: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2010 8:07 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

Ha. Hey sxm-man, maybe you ought to learn how to spell before you start talking down to people. The word is "geniuses," not "geniusses." Pure genius, my man.

Since: Dec 12, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2010 8:04 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

Spot on tlutz!  I hated all the hype and the cheesy hour long special last night.  How dumb to they think we people are?  The decision was made earlier in the day, and everyone knew of it.  The media kept it a better secret than they do our military engagements!  And how about that deal with U of Phoenix, that was recorded earlier in the day, it was still daylight outside when they showed that clip!  C'mon, we are not that stupid.  What a classless show that was.  And Joel Grey as the host?  Pleez!!!

Since: Jan 14, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2010 7:26 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami


Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2010 7:05 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

The Heats have to add some 7 footers to compete against the Celtics, Magic, and most importantly the Lakers. Shaq anyone? At this point in his career, money isn't important and he would probably sign for the veteran minumum.

Imagine a team with Wade, Bron, Bosh, and Shaq. Throw an over the hill T-Mac into the mix and that would defintely make a super team.

Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2010 6:29 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

you really think this team is going to just crush people? I couldnt see them beating boston and if orlando plays with a little more heart them as well...I dont really care, yeah im a bulls fan, but i never wanted lebron..i actually wanted johnson and bosh or boozer...look what happened to the lakers when they had Kobe and shaq in  thier primes against detroit, they were outplayed by a better team. The sad fact is ive lived in florida my entire life, ive gone to numerous heat games, and only recently, say since wade became great, did the fans start showing up, not just when LA or someone came to town...they used to sell out against the bulls, and there were almost as many bulls fans as heat fans. of the 28 or so games ive gone to over the years, only a small handful were sold out, and as for the yakees reference, this is different...say for example one goes down...wade shoulder had had issues, lebron has been lucky not to have an injury and also bosh...look what happened to boston when garnett went down..and lastly aside from bosh no one there plays any defense. And please stop with the lebron blocks...hes very good chasing people down, but one on one he dogs it most of the time. I dont wish ill on anyone, but it would be funny if something happened to lebron like it did to grant hill...not that ill care, itll be football season. I only watch basketball casually, the refing and rules have become a joke, david stern is the biggest clown of a commisioner in any professional sports league.

Since: Aug 11, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2010 5:42 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

I'm thinking Shaq and Iverson come to Miami for the minimum.
That actually wouldn't surprise me.  I still think Chicago would have been the better basketball decision for James, but...

If they can fill out a roster, it will be awesome to watch.

What I don't understand is why the "Big 3 v2" wouldn't each take like $10 million a year instead of $13 million or $14 million or whatever it was...  They make obsene amounts of money already, and now they can't really bring anyone else in...

Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: July 9, 2010 5:34 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

i am not mad at ya, and  i am a deadhard wizards fan, too. i think NBA fans pursue that prefect line for superstars to follow.
 in bron-bron's chase for example, if he stays in cleveland, fans will love him and others will consider him a fool. so he jetteson
down south to the heat, and fans see him as an collosionistical cry baby that will never be compared to bird, majic and jordan. why
one might ask, its because those NBA legends won championships on thier orginal teams, bottomline. miami and pat riley had better
win rings, like the yankees win penants

mike miller, oouch, but him leaving my wizards to head south, also, is not a problem. today's players want to win rings and thats nothing new, but is it selfish, yes and along with signing maxed out contracts for millions $$$$$ just to find your team in the lottery, annually.

Since: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2010 5:27 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

Your rant is beyond ignorant.  Obviously you are a homer that can not look at the big picture of how this all went down.  He might take 1 million less and not have to pay any state income tax so it will probably be more money.  Don't you live in Florida?  Dumba$$

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2010 5:06 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

of course you like the whole are a heat fan....and sounds like you are in heat with lebron

Since: Feb 25, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2010 5:03 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

Well Said Man, I'm a Portland fan but I can imagine your excitement down there right now. This is a big deal and for Cleveland's genuine fans I do feel sorry but James has not commited any crime or even done anything wrong.

How could James win? If he stays in Cleveland - he gets called greedy for taking the absolute max 6 year deal and also unambitious and too ego driven to play with other star players! When he leaves he gets the bandwagon jibes and cop out coward comments.

Its no win for him which is often the way with superstars, you either love em or you hate em it seems.

I do wonder why people think Cleveland have a divine right to own LeBrons contract for his whole career simply because they drafted him? People are so ignorant. Its a business as well as a sport. He gets critiscm that he has no rings so he trys to put himself in a better position to get some and takes unbelieveable critisism for that too! What a joke.

The only I thing I do not like about Le Bron is the third person references - man shut the hell up with that! out...

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