Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat - Game Four

Miami is not going to amnesty Mike Miller. This year.


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.

Chris Bosh with between-the-legs pass to cutting Dwyane Wade (VIDEO)

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Miami is going to be a lot of fun to watch this season (if they can stay healthy).

They’ve got athletic, active players who want to run, who move off the ball, and they have good passers. For example, watch Chris Bosh go between the legs to Dwyane Wade in the Heat’s preseason game Sunday.

Bosh had 14 points, and Wade had a dozen, but Charlotte won the exhibition.


Blake Griffin pre-game dunk knocks down shot clock

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The Clippers went north of the border to take on the Raptors in an exhibition game, but it was on the West Coast of Canada in one of the world’s prettiest cities — Vancouver. The two played at the Rogers Arena.

Where, they may want to upgrade the shot clocks behind the backboards. Watch over the shoulder of the Clippers announcers as Griffin dunks in warmups.

Notice that DeAndre Jordan loves this.

Nice to see Griffin dunking like his old self again. If you want another view, the NBA retweeted this.