Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 9:15 am  |  5 responses

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. It was the first day NBA facilities were open to players since the lockout began July 1. Haslem did not know how Miller suffered the injury but said his recovery time is eight weeks. Haslem said he thought Miller had the surgery last Sunday. The Heat is set to open training camp Dec. 9 and the team is expected to play Dallas on Christmas Day to begin the season. Miller suffered numerous injuries last season and had the worst season of career statistically. Before Thursday, it was speculated that Miller is among a list of players around the league who could fall under the new collective bargaining agreement’s ‘amnesty’ clause.”

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  • RobbieJay

    somebody explain the amnesty clause to me real quick? not tryna sound like a idiot when i tell my boy lol

  • RunNGun

    From what I understand, Mike Miller is getting a sex-change operation done.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    What the hell is wrong with Mike Miller? Why would he wait so long to get surgery? They need to amnesty that dude, he is just sucking up space.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    If you amnesty a player they no longer count towards your salary cap or luxury tax number, but you have to pay their salary. However, you can double the amount of time you would normally have to pay that salary, so instead of paying Miller for four years, they’d pay him for nine years at a lower figure. And, if another team wants the player you amnesty, they will pay a portion of his remaining salary plus his new salary as long as your team is under the salary cap.

  • RobbieJay

    ok, so basically theyre paying him less to make him disappear from their cap space, but the catch is they have to extend his contract longer basically.