Mike Miller Is on the Trade Block

by February 23, 2011
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According to ESPN‘s sources, Mike Miller has worn out his welcome in South Beach and the Heat are looking to shop him prior to tomorrow’s deadline: “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 missed his second straight game Tuesday when the Heat knocked off the Kings 117-87 out of precaution as he recovers from a head injury and an ear infection. 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. One executive said the Heat have been calling around but just ‘don’t have much they can trade.’ This is literally true, as several of Miami’s players who signed minimum contracts this summer — such as Jamaal Jamaal Magloire and Carlos Arroyo — can’t be traded without their permission because they’d lose their Bird Rights. Two other players, Udonis Haslem and rookie Dexter Pittman, are both out recovering from surgeries. The only other significant asset the Heat have that would merit any interest is the Timberwolves’ 2011 second-round pick, which would be a sweetener at best.”