HEAT Bio: Mike Miller

Mike Miller

HEAT Waive Mike Miller

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The Miami HEAT announced today that they have waived forward Mike Miller per the NBA’s Amnesty provision. “Mike had an incredible impact on the Miami HEAT," said HEAT President Pat Riley. "This was a very difficult decision for me personally, the Arison family, Erik and the entire Miami HEAT organization. Mike was one of the best we have ever had here, and will be sorely missed. We wish Mike, his wife Jennifer and their family nothing but the best.” Press Release
Mike Miller

Inferno Conversation: Mike Miller

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Mike Miller has spent the last three seasons with the Miami HEAT, playing a big role in winning the 2012 NBA Championship. He sat down after practice this week for a unique interview. Miller answered questions submitted by fans in The Inferno. See what he has to say about rebounding, long hair and more. Read the interview | The Inferno
Mike Miller

The Run: LeBron and Mike Miller

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Few teams in the league can put together the type of run that the Miami HEAT did in Game 2, and fewer still can switch offensive gears on the fly, using small forwards as power forwards on both ends of the floor. Mario Chalmers using screens set by LeBron James made it happen, but Mike Miller made it possible.Read the Article
   
Position: Forward
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 210
Years Pro: 12
Birthdate: 2/19/80 (Mitchell, S.D.)
High School: Mitchell (S.D.)
College: Florida

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected in the first round (5th overall) of the 2000 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic…traded by the Magic along with Ryan Humphrey, a 2003 first-round pick and a 2004 second-round pick to the Memphis Grizzlies for Drew Gooden and Gordan Giricek on Feb. 19, 2003…signed a multi-year contract extension with the Grizzlies on Oct. 4, 2003…traded by the Grizzlies along with Brian Cardinal, Jason Collins and the draft rights to Kevin Love to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Greg Buckner, Marko Jaric, Antoine Walker and the draft rights to O.J. Mayo on June 27, 2008…traded by the Timberwolves along with Randy Foye to the Washington Wizards for the fifth overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, Darius Songaila, Etan Thomas and Oleksiy Pecherov on June 24, 2009…signed by the HEAT as a free agent on July 16, 2010.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
Has appeared in 772 regular season games (532 starts) during his 12-year NBA career and has averaged 12.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 31.1 minutes while shooting 46.2 percent from the floor, 40.5 percent from three-point range and 76.7 percent from the foul line…has missed 191 games due to injury and eight games as a DNP-CD…has scored in double figures 486 times, including 141 games with at least 20 points, 19 games with 30-or-more points and a pair of 40-point performances…his longest stretch of consecutive games scoring in double figures is 24 (Dec. 14, 2005-Feb. 4, 2006) and his longest string of consecutive 20-point games is four and has occurred twice (Jan. 27, 2007-Feb. 3, 2007 and Dec. 30, 2006-Jan. 5, 2007)…has grabbed double-figure rebounds on 55 occasions and handed out double-figure assists seven times…his high for consecutive games with double-figure rebounds is three (Mar. 15-18, 2008) and his high for consecutive games handing out double-figure assists is two (Nov. 29, 2003-Dec. 1, 2003)…has posted 46 double-doubles and one triple-double…has hit at least 80 treys in 10 of his 12 seasons and has topped 100 three-pointers seven times in his career…his longest stretch of consecutive games with a three-point field goal made is 27 (Dec. 13, 2006-Feb. 3, 2007)…has 370 multi-trey games…his high for consecutive field goals made is nine (Dec. 23, 2004) and his high for consecutive free throws made is 35 (Mar. 14, 2006-Apr. 2, 2006)…his high for consecutive games played is 100 (Feb. 21, 2006-Mar. 24, 2007)…has 113 multi-steal and 27 multi-block games…has appeared in 61 postseason games (14 starts) and has averaged 5.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 17.7 minutes while shooting 39.1 percent from the floor, 36.4 percent from three-point range and 85.7 percent from the foul line…has scored in double figures 13 times in postseason play, including two 20-point performances…ranks among Miami’s all-time postseason leaders in games played (7th), three-point field goals made (tied-10th) and three-point field goals attempted (tied-10th).

2011-12 SEASON:
Appeared in 39 games (two starts) for the HEAT and averaged 6.1 points (.435 FG%, .400 FT%), 3.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 19.3 minutes…missed a total of 26 games due to injury and was a DNP-CD once…missed the first 12 games of the season (Dec. 25-Jan. 13) while he recovered from sports hernia surgery…missed 14 games (Mar. 13-Apr. 6) with a sprained left ankle…in his first action of the season, after returning from sports hernia surgery, he was a perfect 6-6 from the floor (all from three-point range) in a win over San Antonio, the six total field goals and six three-point field goals both represent his most attempts in a game without a miss…led the HEAT and finished tied for fourth in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage…topped the HEAT in blocks three times, in rebounds and steals twice each and in scoring once…was Miami’s leading scorer off the bench 11 times and also led the HEAT reserves in rebounds and assists 11 times each, in steals five times and in minutes and blocks on four occasions each…scored in double figures seven times and grabbed double-figure rebounds once…tallied one double-double…Season Highs: 18 points (vs. San Antonio, Jan. 17), 10 rebounds (vs. Washington, Apr. 21), six assists (vs. Toronto, Apr. 18), two steals (twice), one block (six times) and 28:33 minutes (at Chicago, Apr. 12).

2010-11 SEASON:
Saw action in 41 games (two starts) for the HEAT and averaged 5.6 points (.401 FG%, .676 FT%), 4.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 20.4 minutes…missed a total of 37 games due to injury and was a DNP-CD on four occasions…missed the first 29 games of the season (Oct. 26-Dec. 18) with gamekeeper’s thumb (an injury to the ulnar collateral ligament of his right thumb)…sat out one game (Feb. 16) with a right eye contusion…missed three games (Feb. 22-25) with OME (Otitis media with effusion)…missed three games (Mar. 29-Apr. 1) with a bruised left knee…sat out the final game (Apr. 13) with a sprained left ankle…set the HEAT franchise record for points in a second quarter with 22 vs. Toronto on Jan. 22…topped the HEAT in rebounds five times, in steals on three occasions and in assists and minutes once each…was Miami’s leading scorer off the bench 11 times and also topped the HEAT reserves in rebounds on 16 occasions, in assists 13 times and in minutes in 12 games…scored in double figures on nine occasions, including one game with at least 20 points and one 30-point performance…grabbed double-figure rebounds five times and recorded three double-doubles…Season Highs: 32 points (vs. Toronto, Jan. 22), 12 rebounds (vs. Milwaukee, Apr. 6), eight assists (at Denver, Jan. 13), two steals (three times), one block (twice) and 41:52 minutes (vs. Detroit, Jan. 28).

2009-10 SEASON:
Appeared in 54 games (50 starts) for the Washington Wizards and averaged 10.9 points (.501 FG%, .824 FT%), 6.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 33.4 minutes…missed a total of 26 games due to injury (three from Nov. 6-10 with a left shoulder sprain and 23 with a strained right calf from Nov. 24-Jan. 2 and Jan. 12-16)…was a DNP-CD twice (Jan. 5 and 6) while still feeling the affects of his left shoulder sprain…ranked second in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage (career-high .480)…led the Wizards in three-point field goals made and three-point field goal percentage…scored in double figures 26 times, including four 20-point efforts…grabbed double-figure rebounds on three occasions and posted three double-doubles…Season Highs: 27 points (at New Orleans, Mar. 31), 13 rebounds (vs. New Jersey, Apr. 4), eight assists (twice), three steals (twice), two blocks (three times) and 44:25 minutes (vs. Charlotte, Mar. 23).

2008-09 SEASON:
Started 47 of the 73 games in which he appeared for the Minnesota Timberwolves and averaged 9.9 points (.482 FG%, .732 FT%), 6.6 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 32.3 minutes…missed nine games (Dec. 5-10 and Dec. 23-30) due to a sprained right ankle suffered at Orlando on Dec. 3…led the team in three-point field goal percentage and ranked second in defensive rebounds…recorded single-season career highs in offensive and total rebounds, assists, assists per game and blocks…scored in double figures 34 times, including three 20-point efforts…grabbed double-figure rebounds 12 times and posted seven double-doubles…Season Highs: 25 points (vs. San Antonio, Nov. 5), 13 rebounds (vs. Golden State, Mar. 3), nine assists (five times), three blocks (at Philadelphia, Mar. 25), two steals (four times) and 48:19 minutes (vs. San Antonio, Nov. 5).

2007-08 SEASON:
Started all 70 games in which he appeared for the Memphis Grizzlies and averaged 16.4 points (.502 FG%, .774 FT%), 6.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 35.3 minutes…missed eight games due to a sore back (Jan. 19 and Feb. 20-Mar. 4) and four games due to back spasms (Apr. 11-16)…recorded single-season career highs in defensive rebounds, rebounds per game and free throw attempts…ranked among the NBA leaders in three-point field goal percentage (10th), field goal percentage (tied-27th) and rebounds per game (39th)…led the Grizzlies in three-point field goal percentage and defensive rebounds, tied for the lead in field goal percentage and ranked second in field goals made and attempted, points and total rebounds…topped the team in scoring 14 times, in rebounds 20 times, in assists on 19 occasions, in minutes 13 times, in steals 12 times and in blocks on five occasions…scored in double figures 55 times, including 19 games with at least 20 points and five 30-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds a career-high 15 times and posted a career-high 13 double-doubles, including a career-high three consecutive games from Mar. 15-19…became the 43rd player in NBA history to reach 1,000 three-point field goals made on Jan. 4 vs. Boston…set a Grizzlies franchise record with two four-point plays in a single game vs. the L.A. Clippers on Dec. 14…tied two Grizzlies franchise records with eight defensive rebounds in the first quarter and 11 defensive rebounds in the first half vs. Minnesota on Dec. 1…registered career highs in both free throws made (12) and attempted (13) vs. Miami on Jan. 6…Season Highs: 34 points (twice), 14 rebounds (twice), nine assists (at New Jersey, Nov. 27), two steals (seven times), two blocks (twice) and 48:25 minutes (vs. Cleveland, Jan. 15).

2006-07 SEASON:
Started 69 of the 70 games he appeared in with the Grizzlies and averaged 18.5 points (.460 FG%, .793 FT%), 5.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 39.1 minutes…missed the final 12 games of the season (Mar. 26-Apr. 18) with patella tendinitis in both knees…recorded single-season career highs in points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, three-point field goals made and attempted and minutes played…ranked among the NBA leaders in three-point field goals made (3rd) and attempted (3rd), minutes per game (12th), three-point field goal percentage (19th), scoring average (27th) and assists per game (33rd)…set franchise single-season records in three-point field goals made and attempted and set the single-game record for treys in a game with nine twice (Jan. 3 vs. Golden State and Feb. 21 at Golden State)…also tied the franchise record for treys in a quarter with five vs. Dallas on Jan. 31…set the franchise single-game scoring record with a career-high 45 points at Golden State on Feb. 21…led the Grizzlies in points scored, field goals made and attempted, three-point field goals made and attempted, starts and minutes played and ranked second in defensive rebounds, steals and scoring average…topped the team in scoring a team-high 27 times, in minutes a team-high 41 times, in assists on 20 occasions, in steals 14 times, in rebounds in 13 games and in blocks eight times…scored in double figures a career-high 61 times, including a career-high 31 games with at least 20 points, a career-high six games with 30-or-more points and one 40-point performance…grabbed double-figure rebounds on four occasions and handed out double-figure assists twice…recorded six double-doubles…hit at least one trey in a career-high 27 consecutive games from Dec. 13-Feb. 3…had a career-high 48 multi-trey games…participated in the Three-Point Shootout at All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas and finished fourth…Season Highs: 45 points (at Golden State, Feb. 21), 14 assists (twice), 13 rebounds (twice), four steals (twice), two blocks (at Indiana, Feb. 14) and 52:31 minutes (vs. Seattle, Dec. 18).

2005-06 SEASON:
Appeared in 74 games (nine starts) with the Grizzlies and averaged 13.7 points (.466 FG%, .800 FT%), 5.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 30.6 minutes…missed seven games due to injury and was a DNP-CD once (Jan. 3 vs. Golden State)…missed a pair of games (Nov. 26-30) due to a concussion and five games (Dec. 31 and Feb. 10-15) due to a sprained left ankle…captured the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award…recorded a single-season career high in free throws made…ranked among the NBA leaders in three-point field goal percentage (18th) and three-point field goals made (22nd)…led the team in three-point field goals made and three-point field goal percentage and ranked second in field goals made and attempted, defensive rebounds, assists, points and scoring average…topped the team in points 13 times, in rebounds 12 times, in steals on 11 occasions, in minutes and assists nine times each and in blocks on five occasions…scored in double figures 54 times, including 16 games with at least 20 points, a pair of 30-point performances and one 40-point effort…his season-high 41-point game off the bench on Mar. 17 vs. Denver marks his highest total in a non-start for his career…grabbed double-figure rebounds on seven occasions and handed out double-figure assists once…posted six double-doubles and his lone career triple-double which came off the bench vs. Sacramento on Jan. 10 with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists…hit a career-high 35 consecutive free throw attempts from Mar. 14-Apr. 2…Season Highs: 41 points (vs. Denver, Mar. 17), 16 rebounds (vs. New Jersey, Jan. 13), 10 assists (vs. Sacramento, Jan. 10), four steals (at Detroit, Jan. 27), two blocks (five times) and 50:27 minutes (at L.A. Lakers, Dec. 28).

2004-05 SEASON:
Saw action in 76 games (51 starts) for the Grizzlies and averaged 13.4 points (.505 FG%, .720 FT%), 3.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 30.0 minutes…missed six games due to a concussion from Jan. 14-22…ranked among the NBA leaders in three-point field goal percentage (4th) and field goal percentage (17th)…recorded a single-season career high in field goal percentage…led the team in field goals made and attempted, three-point field goals made, three-point field goal percentage and points and ranked second in three-point field goal attempts and scoring average…topped the team in scoring 14 times, in assists 11 times and in rebounds on five occasions…scored in double figures 52 times, including 14 games with at least 20 points and a pair of 30-point outings…hit a game-winning buzzer-beater vs. San Antonio on Apr. 18…Season Highs: 37 points (at Houston, Apr. 13), nine rebounds (three times), seven assists (four times), three steals (twice), two blocks (vs. Sacramento, Nov. 30) and 42 minutes (at Phoenix, Dec. 23).

2003-04 SEASON:
Started all 65 games in which he appeared for the Grizzlies and averaged 11.1 points (.438 FG%, .723 FT%), 3.6 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 27.2 minutes…missed a total of 17 games due to injury (two due to back spasms from Jan. 30-31 and 15 from Feb. 20-Mar. 18 due to a sore back)…recorded  a single-season career high in steals…ranked second on the team in three-point field goal percentage and third in assists and three-point field goals made and attempted…topped the Grizzlies in scoring 11 times, in assists six times and in rebounds once…scored in double figures 33 times, including nine games with at least 20 points…handed out double-figure assists twice and grabbed double-figure rebounds once…posted three double-doubles…grabbed his 1,000th career rebound at Cleveland on Nov. 29…Season Highs: 27 points (vs. Sacramento, Jan. 23), 13 assists (at Cleveland, Nov. 29), 10 rebounds (at L.A. Lakers, Nov. 23), three steals (twice), one block (14 times) and 49 minutes (at Cleveland, Nov. 29).

2002-03 SEASON:
Split the season between the Orlando Magic and Memphis Grizzlies…appeared in 65 games (52 starts) and averaged 15.6 points (.434 FG%, .839 FT%), 5.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 33.6 minutes…missed a total of 20 games due to injury…with Orlando he sat out two games with a sprained left ankle (Nov. 14-16), two games due to a strep throat (Dec. 13-16) and two games with a sprained right ankle (Jan. 19-21)...sat out 11 games with Memphis due to a back sprain (five games from Feb. 24-Mar. 3 and six games from Apr. 5-16) and three games with back spasms (Mar. 12-18)…recorded a single-season career high and ranked 29th in the NBA in free throw percentage…scored in double figures 53 times, including 19 games with at least 20 points and a pair of 30-point games…grabbed double-figure rebounds twice and posted a pair of double-doubles…in 49 games (39 starts) with Orlando he averaged 16.4 points (.418 FG%, .847 FT%), 5.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 37.3 minutes…topped the Magic in scoring four times, in rebounds on eight occasions and in assists five times…appeared in 16 games (13 starts) with the Grizzlies and averaged 12.8 points (.510 FG%, .806 FT%), 3.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 22.5 minutes…topped the Grizzlies in scoring three times…Season Highs: 33 points (at Philadelphia, Feb. 14), 19 rebounds (vs. Miami, Nov. 24), six assists (vs. Milwaukee, Dec. 23), two steals (nine times), two blocks (at L.A. Clippers, Mar. 30) and 48 minutes (vs. New Orleans, Feb. 18).

2001-02 SEASON:
Appeared in 63 games (53 starts) for the Magic and averaged 15.2 points (.438 FG%, .762 FT%), 4.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 36.6 minutes…missed a total of 19 games due to injury (five from Oct. 30-Nov. 6 with a chip fracture of the fifth metatarsal of his right foot, nine games with a sprained left ankle and deep bone bruise from Mar. 10-27, three games with a sprained left ankle from Apr. 5-9 and two more games with a sprained left ankle from Apr. 16-17)…ranked second on the team and 37th in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage…led the Magic in scoring 10 times and in rebounds and assists seven times each…scored in double figures 51 times, including 13 games with at least 20 points and one 30-point performance…handed out double-figure assists twice and grabbed double-figure rebounds once…recorded three double-doubles…started for the Sophomore Team in the Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Philadelphia and tallied seven points, a game-high 11 assists, seven rebounds and two steals in 24 minutes…participated in the Three-Point Shootout at All-Star Weekend and finished sixth…Season Highs: 32 points (vs. Charlotte, Nov. 24), 11 rebounds (vs. Philadelphia, Feb. 23), 10 assists (twice), three steals (vs. Sacramento, Nov. 9), three blocks (vs. Indiana, Dec. 26) and 45 minutes (three times).

2000-01 SEASON:
Appeared in all 82 games (62 starts) for the lone time in his career and averaged 11.9 points (.436 FG%, .711 FT%), 4.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 29.1 minutes for the Magic…was named the NBA Rookie of the Year…was the lone unanimous selection on the NBA All-Rookie First Team…was named NBA Rookie of the Month for the month of February and the Co-Rookie of the Month for the month of March…was the only rookie in the NBA to play all 82 games in 2000-01…led the Magic in three-point field goals made…set Orlando rookie records in three-point field goals made and attempted in a season…ranked second on the team and 18th in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage…led all rookies in three-point field goal percentage and ranked among the NBA’s rookie leaders in scoring average (3rd), minutes per game (3rd), assists per game (7th), field goal percentage (7th) and rebounds per game (tied-7th)…topped the team in scoring six times, in rebounds three times and in assists once…scored in double figures 51 times, including 12 games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds once…was selected to play for the Rookie Team in the Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Washington and totaled 11 points and two rebounds in 23 minutes…Season Highs: 28 points (at Milwaukee, Mar. 23), 11 rebounds (vs. Chicago, Dec. 21), six assists (at New York, Jan. 4), three steals (three times), two blocks (vs. Milwaukee, Apr. 16) and 46 minutes (twice).

NBA PLAYOFFS:
2012: Came off the bench in all 23 games for the NBA Champion HEAT and averaged 5.2 points (.404 FG%, .818 FT%), 2.5 rebounds and 16.0 minutes…finished second on the HEAT in three-point field goal percentage and third in three-pointers made…was Miami’s leading scorer off the bench eight times and also topped the reserves in minutes three times…scored in double figures four times, including one 20-point performance…averaged 7.2 points (.367 FG%, .750 FT%), 3.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 23.2 minutes in the Opening Round vs. New York…led Miami in three-point field goals made and attempted in the Opening Round…averaged 3.7 points (.381 FG%, .000 FT%), 2.5 rebounds and 20.0 minutes in the Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Indiana…led the HEAT in three-point field goal percentage vs. Indiana and tied for the team lead in three-pointers made…averaged 4.4 points (.375 FG%, .000 FT%), 2.3 rebounds and 12.6 minutes in the Eastern Conference Finals vs. Boston…averaged 6.2 points (.563 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 1.8 rebounds and 8.8 minutes in the NBA Finals vs. Oklahoma City…topped the HEAT in three-point field goal percentage (.636) in the Finals…set postseason career highs in points (23) and three-point field goals made (7) and attempted (8) in the series-clinching Game 5 vs. Oklahoma City on June 21…his seven treys in Game 5 vs. OKC tied the HEAT postseason single-game record and were one shy of the NBA Finals individual record…he became just the fourth player in NBA Finals history to make at least seven treys in a game…his seven treys in Game 5 were the most by a non-starter in NBA Finals history…2011: Came off the bench in all 18 games in which he appeared for the HEAT and averaged 2.6 points (.340 FG%, .000 FT%), 2.7 rebounds and 11.9 minutes…was a DNP-CD on three occasions (all in the Opening Round vs. Philadelphia)…led the HEAT in rebounds once and steals once…was Miami’s leading scorer off the bench three times…scored in double figures once…appeared in two games in Miami’s Opening Round series vs. Philadelphia and was scoreless with one rebound in six minutes of play…saw action in all five games in the Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Boston and averaged 1.0 points (.250 FG%), 1.2 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 6.0 minutes…averaged 4.2 points (.474 FG%), 5.0 rebounds and 17.0 minutes in the five-game Eastern Conference Finals vs. Chicago…appeared in all six NBA Finals games vs. Dallas and averaged 3.5 points (.304 FG%), 2.8 rebounds and 15.7 minutes…2006: Appeared in all four games (one start) of the Grizzlies’ Opening Round series vs. Dallas and averaged 8.5 points (.400 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 3.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 26.8 minutes…scored in double figures once…2005: Started all four games in the Grizzlies’ Opening Round series vs. Phoenix and averaged 12.0 points (.486 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 2.8 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 27.5 minutes…ranked second on the team in three-point field goals made and attempted and third in scoring and field goals made and attempted…scored in double figures three times…2004: Started all four games for the Grizzlies in their Opening Round series vs. San Antonio and averaged 7.5 points (.353 FG%, .333 FT%), 3.0 rebounds, 1.25 steals and 24.5 minutes…ranked second on the Grizzlies in three-point field goals made and attempted…scored in double figures once…2002: Saw action in all four games (one start) in Orlando’s Opening Round series vs. Charlotte and averaged 4.8 points (.333 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 1.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.00 steals and 18.0 minutes…scored in double figures once…2001: Started all four games in the Magic’s Opening Round series vs. Milwaukee and averaged 12.0 points (.396 FG%, .750 FT%), 4.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 28.0 minutes…scored in double figures twice, including one 20-point effort…set postseason career highs in points (22) and field goals made (9) and attempted (18) in Game 4 vs. the Bucks on May 1…made his postseason debut in Game 1 at Milwaukee on Apr. 22 and tallied nine points, six rebounds and three assists in 34 minutes.

HONORS:
2007-08: Received the NBA’s Community Assist Award for May 2008…2006-07: Received the NBA’s Community Assist Award for May 2007…2005-06: Captured the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award…2001-02: Was a starter for the Sophomore Team in the Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend…2000-01: Named the NBA Rookie of the Year…was the lone unanimous NBA All-Rookie First Team selection…was selected NBA Rookie of the Month for February and Co-Rookie of the Month for March…was a member of the Rookie Team in the Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend.

COLLEGE:
Played two seasons at the University of Florida before becoming an early entry candidate for the 2000 NBA Draft…appeared in 65 games and averaged 13.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.25 steals and 26.7 minutes while shooting 48.3 percent from the floor, 34.5 percent from three-point range and 71.8 percent from the line…left UF as one of only two players in school history to lead the Gators in scoring as both a freshman (12.2 ppg) and a sophomore (14.1 ppg)…as a sophomore, he helped lead the Gators to the 2000 NCAA Tournament Championship game…was named First Team All-SEC by the coaches and Second Team All-SEC by the Associated Press…named Most Outstanding Player of the 2000 East Regional…hit the game-winning shot as time expired to give Florida a 69-68 win over Butler in the first round of the NCAA Tournament…as a freshman in 1998-99, was named First Team Freshman All-America by Sports Illustrated and Basketball News…also earned Third Team All-SEC honors from the coaches…was only the third freshman in UF history to lead the team in scoring.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Michael Lloyd Miller…answers to the nickname “Slim”…is the son of Tom and Sheryl Miller…he and his wife, Jennifer, who played volleyball at the University of Florida, have two sons (Mason and Mavrick) and a daughter (Jaelyn)…his brothers Ryan and Jared each played basketball collegiately at Northern State in South Dakota…Ryan, who was a Division II All-American and a tenth-round draft pick in the 1999 CBA Draft by Sioux Falls, went on to play professionally in Australia…his sister, Chelsey, played volleyball at Northern State and his dad played basketball at Dakota Wesleyan University…has his own website (www.mikemiller33.com)...has his own foundation (The Mike Miller Foundation) which encourages kids to enjoy a healthy lifestyle and provides aid to disadvantaged or disabled children in the states of Minnesota, Tennessee, South Dakota and Florida…hosts an annual poker and golf tournament to benefit his foundation…won the NBA’s Community Assist Award for the month of May 2007 after he and his wife made a $1 million donation to establish the Mike and Jennifer Miller Endowment Fund to support the Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota…his foundation has donated over 1.5 million in cash and in-kind donations to the Sanford Children’s Hospital, Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Houston High School athletic program in Colliersville, TN…was recognized by Parade magazine on their annual Most Generous Celebrities list for the donation to establish the endowment fund…is a member of Hoop Heroes, a unique initiative that brings together NBA players and corporate sponsors to support children served by After School All-Stars, a national organization that provides comprehensive programming to middle school children in 13 cities across the country, as part of the program he agreed to donate $20 per rebound during the 2010-11 regular season with a $5,000 minimum donation…contributed $1,000 for every three-point field goal the Wizards made on Martin Luther King Day in 2010 to the earthquake relief efforts in Haiti…enjoys hunting and fishing…when he is done playing he would like to be a coach or general manager…his favorite sports other than basketball are football where he is a fan of the Minnesota Vikings and baseball where he is a fan of the New York Yankees…was a college roommate at the University of Florida of current HEAT teammate Udonis Haslem…earned a spot with Team USA in the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship…wears size 14 sneakers.

REGULAR SEASON CAREER HIGHS:

MINS:                                    52:31, vs. Seattle (12-18-06)
FGM:                                     16, at Golden State (2-21-07)
FGA:                                      27, at Golden State (2-21-07)
3-PT FGM:                           9, two times (last: at Golden State, 2-21-07)
3-PT FGA:                            17, at Golden State (2-21-07)
FTM:                                      12, vs. Miami (1-6-08)
FTA:                                      13, vs. Miami (1-6-08)
OR:                                        5, two times (last: at New Jersey, 1-29-10)
DR:                                         16, vs. Miami (11-24-02)
TOT:                                      19, vs. Miami (11-24-02)
AST:                                      14, two times (last: vs. Boston, 1-5-07)
STL:                                       4, three times (last: vs. L.A. Lakers, 1-9-07)
TO:                                         8, at Toronto (2-20-10)
BLK:                                      3, two times (last: at Philadelphia, 3-25-09)
PTS:                                       45, at Golden State (2-21-07)

POSTSEASON CAREER HIGHS:

MINS:                                    40, vs. Charlotte (4-30-02)
FGM:                                     9, vs. Milwaukee (5-1-01)
FGA:                                      18, vs. Milwaukee (5-1-01)
3-PT FGM:                           7, vs. Oklahoma City (6-21-12)
3-PT FGA:                            8, vs. Oklahoma City (6-21-12)
FTM:                                      5, at Dallas (4-26-06)
FTA:                                      5, at Dallas (4-26-06)
OR:                                        3, at Chicago (5-26-11)
DR:                                         8, vs. Chicago (5-24-11)
TOT:                                      9, vs. Chicago (5-24-11)
AST:                                      5, two times (last: vs. Phoenix, 5-1-05)
STL:                                       3, at Charlotte (4-20-02)
TO:                                         3, two times (last: vs. Indiana, 5-15-12)
BLK:                                      2, three times (last: at Dallas, 4-26-06)
PTS:                                       23, vs. Oklahoma City (6-21-12)