Last summer, the Miami Heat signed forward Mike Millr to a five year contract, thinking they were locking up their floor spreader and knockdown jump shooter of the future, the perfect guy to make teams pay for double-teaming LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
Roughly six months later, ESPN.com reports that Miller is on the trade block.
According to multiple league executives, the Heat have floated Mike Miller in several different trade scenarios as they look to upgrade at the center or point guard positions.
Miller is the Heat’s most tradable asset, even though he’s in the first season of a five-year, $29 million contract he signed last summer and is averaging just 5.9 points on 41 percent shooting as he recovers from a hand injury that cost him the first two months of the season.Miller went down early with a thumb injury and has missed much of the Heat's season to date. So far this season, he's played in just 22 games, averaging a career-low 5.9 points in a career-low 19.3 minutes off the bench. He's also shooting a career-low 41.1% from the field.
One executive said the Heat have been calling around but just "don’t have much they can trade."
It's difficult to imagine Miller would garner much interest on the open market given the amount of money remaining on his contract and the season he's had to date, but it's interesting to see that the Heat, who thought they had the master plan all laid out last summer, may already be having some second thoughts.