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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: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2010 1:18 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

I am happy they signed him because he is a good basketball player. He adds an outside shooter to the line-up. When other teams double-up on the big three, Miller will be wide open. Bet he ends up having a career year.

Since: Jul 29, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2010 1:17 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

Are you an idiot?  All most as many viewers as the Superbowl? The show did a 7.3 rating, which was barely more than the 7.1 for game 6 of the Eastern Conference semis, when Lebron quit on his team.  The 7.3 was way less than the 12.3 average of the NBA finals, and only a shadow of 45 rating the Superbowl did.  The show didn't even beat most Monday Night Footballs.  I can't believe that Miami fans would instantly become so blindly stupid in one day.   

Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2010 1:15 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

waaaaaaaaa, its not fair. Bron didn't go to MY team waaaaaaa

::Thinks to self:: I will get back at him and everyone who wants to play with him

blah blah blah ... Mike Miller ... blah blah blah ... Leash.  

::Thinks to self::  There, I showed them.

... QQ to all you haters

Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2010 1:14 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

I have to disagree. There is really no reason to pay him any less, he is taking a cut already to play for us. We have a starting 5 now, and will add a few veterans at the minimum (can go over the salary cap with no penalty), sign our draft picks, and we have a team. 8-10 man rotation should work, especiall since we can always have a scorer on the floor.

Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2010 1:14 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

Dumbass, Lebron allowed the circus to happen. At least Shaq just signed somewhere else and moved on. Wonder what happens when he tanks playoff games in Miami. I'm an Ohio guy. I understand leaving Cleveland. But he showed no class the way he did it. Miami gets to Witness the diva.

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2010 1:11 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

Actually, if I was in Miller's position I would stay as far away from this team as I could get! What is to gain? Theopportunity to suck up to DWade and his new posse?

Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2010 1:09 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

I couldn't have said it better!

I was Made in Dade and have been a fan since '89! We deserve a super team for our loyalty through these years, and piss on whoever doesn't like it. Now everyone has a problem with his ego, but the world has been watching since he signed the short term deal years ago. All season its been about the Summer of LeBron, but since he didn't make the choice 'they' wanted him to make, he isn't a King, or has a big ego? Its all about winning, and they still hate him. They insist Chicago is more ready made, even though they were the 8th seed with their nucleus. Miami only has 5 players as of right now. Do they seriously think we won't add role players that will hold it down while the 3 take a breather. Do they seriously think they all will be out of the game at the same time, when each is used to logging all of the minutes? F 'em all. GO HEAT

Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2010 1:05 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

Good post.  I couldn't agree with you more

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2010 1:04 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

I guess you're the geniuss....  Hmmm...I guess the fact that LRMR calling Espn to set up the one hour special must have slipped past your vast array of intelligence.

Honestly, Heat fans and management have nothing to be ashamed of.  Only NBA fans in whole.  Lebron shouldn't have to pay the price for 50 years of disappointment in Cleveland.  I get that.  But, to wait this long to let the team and city that has bent over backwards for you the past 7 years, after everyone else has signed, was cruel and EGOTISTICAL.  Cleveland signed and traded for players every year trying to get a championship team around Lebron.  And after every move, everyone thought, just maybe, it was enough.  Then, after they failed or got bounced in the playoffs, everyone criticized the surrounding cast.  They brought in all-stars, albeit after their primes.  Then is was Mike Brown's fault.  Maybe NBA fans and media were so desperate to find a replacement for Michael Jordan, they were too quick to label Lebron as a particular type of player...and he's just not that type.  Maybe he's not the type that can carry a team, night in, and and night out.  I think it's finally been proven.  And that's okay.  LBJ is still a great talent, and overall, seems to be a likable person.  But, that doesn't take away from the fact that how he handled this whole situation, was disgusting.  Everyone questioned whether or not he gave up in Game 6 of the Celtics series this year.  Although, it was quickly dismissed because of who he was.  But makes you wonder.

Cleveland will bounce back.  Fans (and owners) can overreact...that's just part of who we are because Ohio loves it's sports teams.  I don't have hate for Lebron, he did what he thought was best.  I just feel sad for Cleveland fans, small business owners downtown, and overally the NBA.  This just proves that the NBA has's all about individuals.  Lebron will learn someday, that winning isn't everything.  Being a champion in the NBA, shouldn't reflect who you are as a person.  But he's only 25, he'll learn.

Since: Feb 21, 2009
Posted on: July 9, 2010 12:54 pm

Report: Mike Miller to sign with Miami

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