Found December 01, 2011 on Ball Don't Lie:
The NBA's new collective bargaining agreement hasn't been signed off on, yet, and the NBA Players Association hasn't even officially reformed. Training camps and free agent signings are still technically not due to hit until December 9th, though there was a slow and steady trickle of NBA players seen walking into the team practice facilities that they were literally locked out of exactly five months ago. We're also getting trickly bits of news, too, starting with a revelation that could end Mike Miller's career in Miami before it really had a chance to blossom. Miller was signed by the Heat in 2010 to act as a needed all-around tonic to fill in whatever the role of the night called for. And though Miller literally rebounded exceptionally well in Miami last season, his shooting and passing touch never caught on due to a series of ailments, most notably with his thumbs. As such, his name has been bandied about as a possible amnesty candidate for the Heat to waive, ...

ASK IRA: Is Mike Miller preferable to Plan B?

Q: All the “experts” say the teams with fewest roster changes (system familiarity) will benefit most from the shortened season.  Isn’t this one more reason to keep Mike Miller, who can play three positions? — Jack. A: Are these the same experts who told me my 401K would go up five percent a year? (But I digress.) It is so much more complicated than continuity. As much...

Wizards Won't Use Amnesty Clause On Lewis

Rashard Lewis is due a prorated portion of $21.1 million in 11-12 and $22.6 million in 12-13.

Heat’s Miller out for two months after hernia surgery

Mike Miller is injured. Again. The sharpshooter the Heat brought in to space the floor missed half the team’s games last season with thumb injuries and was never healthy (meaning his shooting percentages dropped). Now he is out again for two months due to hernia surgery, he tells the Associated Press. “It’s unreal with my…

Heat's Miller Had Hernia Surgery

Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem told reporters Thursday that teammate Mike Miller underwent hernia surgery last week, news which could spell the end of Miller's brief tenure with the Heat. The Heat were hoping reserve guard Mike Miller could play a full season after missing most of the last year to a variety of ailments, including shoulder surgery, thumb surgery, and a concussion...

Heat's Miller to miss about 8 weeks (AP)

Some Miami Heat players went back to work Thursday. Mike Miller wasn't with them, thanks to yet another injury. Such was an auspicious beginning for the reigning Eastern Conference champions. Continuing a trend from last season, when he played in only half of Miami's 82 regular-season games, Miller will miss about eight weeks while recovering from hernia surgery.

'Curtain Clause' could force Spurs' hand on Jefferson

Monday, ESPN's Brian Windhorst wrote a column about why the Heat will likely have to amnesty Mike Miller. He writes that the Heat had know they would have to for months, but wanted to find a way to keep him. Miller also saw the writing on the wall and put his house in Miami on the market. Here's Windhorst's explanation on why the Heat will likely have to part ways with...

Mike Miller injury overshadows 1st day of Heat workouts

MIAMI - Some Miami Heat players went back to work Thursday. Mike Miller wasn't with them, thanks to yet another...

Kirk Hinrich, Mike Miller to Miss Time Following Surgeries

Hinrich underwent shoulder surgery (and may not return to the court until January) according to CBS Sports, and Miller went under the knife for his hernia (that just sounds painful.) From the Miami Herald: “Heat forward Mike Miller recently underwent hernia surgery, according to teammate and close friend Udonis Haslem. Haslem spoke to reporters Thursday at AmericanAirlines Arena...

First Cup: Thursday

Israel Gutierrez of The Miami Herald: The names Udonis Haslem and Mike Miller have been floated around of late as potential pieces leaving the Heat, whether in a trade, or in the case of Miller, by simply being waived to take advantage of the financial flexibility it would offer the Heat to complete its roster. It seems like a typical offseason basketball discussion to weigh the...

Juwan Howard looking to re-sign with Heat

The pace will be grueling, with four games a week. The need for high-quality support essential, with precious little in salary-cap assets to allocate. And health could mean everything, with Mike Miller already sidelined by hernia surgery. So what does Juwan Howard think the Heat need this season? A 38-year-old power forward who turns 39 in February. Howard was back on the Heat practice...

Miami Heat players start to arrive at AmericanAirlines Area for practice

The Heat returned to AmericanAirlines Arena for the first time since the NBA lockout began, but the news wasn’t all good: Mike Miller is hurt.
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