Dec 7, 2011, 11:59 AM EDT
Another guy who was thought to be a certain amnesty candidate is going to be with his team for a while.
Miami was expected to amnesty Mike Miller — who is coming off an injury plagued season and now has had a hernia surgery that will cause him to miss the start of the season — if they needed his salary slot for another player. But after looking around at the market and what they can get, it looks like Miami will give Miller another chance.
Miller seemed to hint at that after speaking to the Heat leadership this week, saying he felt much more solid. Then there is this note from the New York Post.
According to a source, the Heat have decided against using the new clause on Miller, despite his most recent surgery.
When healthy Miller is a good fit for what the Heat want to do. He is a stretch-the-floor shooter with a quick release, is long and a good rebounder for his position, plus is a solid team defender. On paper he should play very well along side LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. But that paper isn’t injured all the time.
For now, Miller gets another chance, and with the new amnesty rules it means he will be with the team all season. Next year we will go through this again.
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