HEAT Signs Mike Miller
MIAMI, July 16 The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed free agent guard Mike Miller. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
From the first moment that we met Mike on July 1, it seemed like it would be a match made in heaven, said HEAT President Pat Riley. We consider him to be the finest perimeter shooter in the NBA. But also he is a multi-faceted player who can rebound, handle the ball and make plays. We expect big things from him.
Miller has appeared in 692 career games (528 starts) with four teams over 10 seasons. During his career, he has averaged 13.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 32.4 minutes while shooting 46.4 percent from the field and 40.5 percent from three-point range. He was selected as the NBAs Rookie of the Year following the 2000-01 season, and was the NBAs Sixth Man of the Year following the 2005-06 season.
During the 2009-10 season, Miller averaged 10.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists, while shooting 50.1 percent from the field in 54 games (50 starts) for the Washington Wizards. He led the Wizards in three-pointers made with 82, and his 48.0 percent shooting from three-point range ranked second in the NBA.
Miller, who will wear #13 for the HEAT, was originally drafted with the fifth pick in the 2000 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. He was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2002-03 season, and then traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves prior to the 2008-09 season. He was then acquired by the Washington Wizards prior to the start of the 2009-10 season, and spent one season playing for the Wizards before signing as a free agent with the HEAT.
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