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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: Apr 14, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2010 2:36 pm
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Since: May 7, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2010 2:33 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

All this signing did was finish off the farce that is the NBA, between the super power in the East the bribed and dirty officials the NBA is an official joke. What happens next year if this works? Super power in the West with the next batch of free agents Melo, Parker, teaming with Kobe on the Lakers than you have an 82 game schedule and nothing matters till the All Star game in the finals.

Is it football season yet?

Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2010 2:20 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

lets face it people, who would you rather have, lebron, dwyade, bosh, mike miller plus whoever else they bring in or joakim noah, derrick rose, lebron, carlos boozer, and a signee as they would have traded luol deng if they signed lebron? the first set of names is better, and that doesnt even bring into account boozer missing most of the season every other. i dont like either team at all, as i am a celts fan, but i find it hard to believe a team with 3 players that will average 75 points, 30+ rebounds, 25 assists isnt going to be dominant. they dont need much else to win many titles. thats the facts. dont forget that the 3 also play pretty good defense. riley promised them he would fill the team out with quality players, he has already started with a knockdown shooter in miller. guys will take the league minimum for a year to win a ring with this team, then have a chance to sign for the mid level exception when they have it available next year. say it doesnt work out, does anyone think they cant send lebron away in a trade for really good players? riley and the heat are genius, and they will reap the benefits for years to come, especially with everyone saying the big 3 will fail, its just more motivation for them to prove everyone wrong.

i lost faith in the nba a long time ago, and watching this years playoff officiating did nothing to help, this whole deal will just make me love college basketball even more.

Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2010 2:18 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

Ñoooo.  Yo no entiendo porque la gente esta tan enojado con LeBron.  El hizo lo que tuvo que hacer para obtener various titulos.  No quemen su camiseta, no le griten, pobre chico... Que tiene que hacer? Perder para que lo quieran?

Vamos Heat!

Since: Jan 27, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2010 2:11 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

Wow! your comments show just how ignorant you are.  Almost as many viewers as the Super Bowl?  The Super Bowl was viewed by 46% of all Americans, while "the decision" was viewed by 7.3% of all U.S homes. 

Two, this has everything to do with ego.  There was absolutely no need for LeBron to have this "tv special."  No one else in the history of professional sports has done such a thing.  So why now?  Don't give me this crap about the Boys and Girls Club because he didn't mention them at all.

Three, these stars are not taking less money by going to Miami.  You have to think about taxes and living costs.  There are no state taxes in Miami so therefore each one of them will save 5-7 million by playing in Miami as opposed to other states.  Esentially they will make exactly the same amount of money by playing in Miami as they would playing somewhere else.

I am not saying they will not win any rings.  But if you think LeBron was playing with a bunch of scrubs in Cleveland, wait until you see the players they are going to put around those three in Miami.  I bet they will hold the record for most blown games with 30 point leads next year.

Listening to LeBron is like listening to an ignorant fool like yourself.  Boy, you can tell the state of our states education system is horrible when this man can't put together a complete sentence, or use words in thier proper context.  Who needs college, right?

Dear Mr. Loyal fan, you will watch one of the greatest starting 5's ever put toghether but I think it's wishful thinking to say that they are going to be able to coexist.  What happens when D Wade takes the game winning shot and misses?  Do you think LeBron will be ok with that?  What happens when the fragile Wade gets hurt for the season and skinny Bosh can't handle other big men?  I'll tell you what happens.  LeBron will find himself playing with a team worse than the one he left.  Good luck with that.

Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2010 2:11 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

Actually, you are wrong.  Espn is not blameless; however, it was LEBRON'S camp (most notably his frien Maverick Carter, and his failing marketing company.  And Ari Emanuel.  They hatched up this idea at the All-Star break and brought the idea to ESPN contrived under the BS of raising money for the Boys and Girls Club.  Really it was just to raise Lebron's Ego and for the people around him to make money.  They went to ESPN and ESPN even agreed to let Lebron's camp make the money off the sponsorships.

ESPN is dispicable as well for their role in over exploiting it.

Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2010 2:10 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

The question should be do you, sxm-man, have a brain? The word is spelled geniuses not like the way you butchered it. From the rest of your rantings it doesn't seem like you do much thinking either.

Get your facts straight. Espn did not approach LeBron. His "people" approached them about doing this farce. One of his close "people" lives in this neighborhood and knew that the local Boys and Girls club needed an influx of cash and approached LeBron with this idea. As far as your comparisons with the Super Bowl and the number of viewers. Far from it smart guy. LeBron's farce drew a 7.3 Nielsen compared to a 45 Nielsen for this year's Super Bowl. "Almost as many viewers as the superbowl" would be a stretch, try 1/6 of the Super Bowl.

Please don't let this discourage you from continuing to contribute your fine writings and thoughts. It brings amusement to quite a few. Also, the word is spelled conceived not "concieved", but you knew this already right? You did learn this in third grade with all of us ignorant fools, right?

Since: Jul 10, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2010 2:04 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

Good signing by Miami again, the Dynasty is being built. Miller be a great shooter will always be open with the big 3 always being doubled team. However they could have signed 2 players for his salary. I have a feeling Riley is not done he will pull a couple veterans in the mix they do need some size at Center. All these writers think there egos will ruin them well when they win 65 to 70 games a regular season and roll through the playoffs i think there egos will be fine as long as there winning. I'm so sick of people bashing Lebron, people gave him crap for 7 years cause he couldnt win in Cleveland and your legacy is based soley on winning championships well he went to the best place to win and now your going to call him a coward after he has been the ambassador to the league the face of a franchise and city. There is a reason he left Cleveland they havent won a championship in over 30 years and still wont. For Cleveland to bash him he made that city tons on money and popularity with merchandise, tv publicity, local businesses etc. you guys owe him so much and he had enough after his 6 year contract he would be in his 30's with no championship and past his prime maybe he will come back after the contract and retire there, but to ban him from the city thats pathetic.

Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2010 1:58 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

Miami will not win 1 ring with this team. 3 ego'd stars and a bunch of high school players making lunch money. Sweet team.

Since: Nov 29, 2009
Posted on: July 9, 2010 1:58 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

The 3 Aces need 2 shot-blockers/rim protectors and another full service centre. So how about Theo Ratliff, Tyson Chandler and Rasho?

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