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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 4:54 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

no heter but dude they have to play defense to win

Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2010 4:51 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

The NBA maximum salary structure is the real culprit here.  Make the league fair.


Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2010 4:49 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

For everybody saying people are hating on the Heat.  I don't think anybody is hating on the Heat.  They had a great opportunity and once these three are gone from Miami.  Nobody will care about Heat basketball.  What people are hating on is the way everything was handled.  And anybody who thinks this wasn't about the money is fooling themselves.  This was all about the money.  That is why they are all going to take the max and make more money in Miami then if they had resigned with there own teams(no state taxes).  This whole thing has been a joke.  They purposedly tried to ruin franchises knowing this was the plan for a long time.  Don't sell me on this farce of Lebron knowing the morning of.  If they were really about competition and being the best they wouldn't have went about it in this shady ass way.  If you want to win Championships do it on the court.  Don't sabatooge other teams to try and make the road easier.  I'm sure they'll win champinships, but competition makes everybody else better.  This will only raise the level of competition and other teams will get better because of this.  If you think for a second that the Lakers or Celtics are just going to go away in to obscurity you are crazy.  These teams will get better and have the tradition to assure they do.  Miami will win and then be gone.  There are still a lot of great players in this league with great players coming in all the time.  D Rose is only 21 and getting better with a solid team in Chicago.  If they could somehow pull off a solid SG they could compete.  There is no reason this team can't compete in the very near future. 

Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2010 4:35 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

Any of you have brains that you actually use?  Do you guys think? Look in the mirror chief... We should be asking you these questions.

Lebron did not set up "the decision", espn did.   Do you hoenestly believe Lebron was a victim here?  Where were Lebron's people telling him this was a bad idea.  Lebron is going to suffer the consequences of last night, not ESPN.  He can only blame himself.   Anyone looked at the ratings?   I'm sure the TV ratings were outstanding, it was some of the best comedy I've ever seen.  It was almost as many viewers as the superbowl.   Apparently everyone loves watching a superstar making a fool of himself.  Nothing to do with ego dumbasses.   So having an hour long TV show to announce your decision was all about the kids? not ego?  All about winning. That's why he said, "I'm taking my talents to South Beach."  I'm pretty sure it's all about partying with friends. Now everyone hates him for wanting to win? Everyone hates him for rubbing it in Cleveland's face. (Which he would never accomplish in Cleveland, be real about that.)  I guess the world will never know.

All three stars are taking a ton less cash to win championships and build the dynasty that Riles was talking about.
I challenge you to look into the state income tax laws in the state of Florida. They are not "taking a ton less cash" What idiot actually truly believes that the heat won't win any rings? That's why they still have to play the games. You're an idiot for just assuming they will. So, obviously it was not about the money, can anyone respect that? Money most definately came into play... again 0% income tax in the state of Florida. How long did you actually think he was going to stay in Cleveland with a supporting cast of scrubs? He had every right to leave Cleveland...  most people just thought he'd do it with some class. Anyone blaming Diesel for bouncing around? Did Shaq ever have an hour long TV show announcing his decision? Did you listen to the history lesson Lebron gave the world about what it takes to win a championship?  "More than one or two superstars are needed, again, which Cleveland could never bring to town. Apparently Lebron is your teacher now which explains so many stupid statements in one post.

Closed minded, ignorant fools.  haters without knowing why. 
I don't hate Lebron.  I just think he's an idiot.

I've been a Heat fan from the day they were concieved, (unlike most people who flip flop when their teams do bad).  Through thick and thin.  I bleed red with black trim!
I've been a Cub fan since the day I was conceived.  Don't even go there about loyalty.

I am about to reap my reward for being a loyal fan, and you cannot blame the players for wanting to win! 
Good for you!  Sounds like life has really panned out well for you.

Miami Heat all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2010 4:35 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

Agreed Lebron should have handled this differently, but to say he dissed the city of Cleveland or the stat of Ohio is stupid. ESPN is the one who set this whole thing up as they did with Wade and Bosh the day before, when the kicked all of the media out of the GYM's where Wade's camp was going on in order to conduct the interveiw with Wilban when the told the world of there intentions. Also, did you all forget the Lebron agreed to this "special" only after he made ESPN agree to donate all proceeds to the Boys and Girls Club of OHIO!!! Stop being bitter, you had the oppotunity for 7 years and he gave that ownership everything he could and know feels the need to go and try something else...

Since: Apr 24, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2010 4:09 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

Since when are you the spokesman for "real basketball fans"? Would you chastize a surgeon for leaving the town he grew up to work in a different city? Who wouldn't want to get out of cities like Cleveland, Buffalo, Detroit, etc for South Beach Miami Floriday? I guess that's even the point. It's his decision and his alone. So you lose respect for a guy who wants to play with 2 buddies, make 20 million a year (and nother 50 in endorsements), and live in Miami? Next time a team cuts a player are you going to lose all respect for the owner? It's extremely rare when an athlete gets the power to dictate where he wants to live and who he wants to play for. This is a no brainer and I have no idea why people are all over him.

Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2010 3:49 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

It's funny all of the people saying this team won't even make the conference finals. This team is going to win championships for the next 5-6 years and most of the people talking trash are going to hop right on the bandwagon. Contrary to popular opinion, I am excited to see three such talented players on the same team. Look for them to break the bulls single season win record next year. Wishful thinking for everyone not a Heat fan that they will fail. Keep telling yourself that...

Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2010 3:40 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

LeBron will always be known as "The King with no Ring"

Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2010 3:33 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

I couldn't agree more!! There is a lot of Haterade being drank these days!!

Since: Nov 19, 2009
Posted on: July 9, 2010 3:26 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

First of all just because ESPN might have set it up doesn't mean he had to agree to do it. Didn't know he worked for ESPN. Second of all if a player of his calliber feels he can only win surrounded by two other superstars that tells you alot about his heart. He will never go down with MJ, Kolby, Magic etc. Maybe next year they can add Camelo and Parker . Probably the only way Lebron can win a Title

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