Mike Miller’s waiving shouldn’t be as surprising as everyone is making it out to be.
Yes, Miami Heat president Pat Riley went on record as saying he wanted to keep his team intact. But considering the luxury tax penalties that will kick in after this coming season, it makes sense. Even Miller saw “the writing on the wall”.
Mike Miller said he figured amnesty was likely the moment CBA was adopted in Dec. 2011, "You could see the writing on the wall."
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) July 16, 2013
But what’s next for Mr. #Letiffly? Well, he says he wants to sign with a contender.
Mike Miller says he wants to play for a contender: "It's the Pringles theory. Once you get that taste, you've got to have more."
— Joseph Goodman (@JoeGoodmanJr) July 16, 2013
A few teams that come to mind – that need a quality shooter – are Memphis, Oklahoma City and the Clippers.
Miller averaged 5.5 points, while shooting 41 percent from three-point land in his three seasons with the Miami Heat.
RONDO TO DETROIT?
A couple of days ago, it was Brandon Jennings that was being rumored to the Detroit Pistons. Now, it’s Rajon Rondo. I mean, why not.
If you’re Pistons general manager Joe Dumars, why settle for Jennings when you have a shot at Rondo. Or at least a puncher’s shot.
“Dumars said that no trade discussions have taken place between the Pistons and the Celtics, but it seems awfully coincidental that on consecutive days, there have been reports claiming that Dumars is looking to acquire a new point guard in Detroit.”
Now where does that leave Jennings, though?
If “out of the loop” was your guess, then youre right!
It feels like it was just yesterday when he was demanding $12 million per season. (Go ahead and laugh)
I still say he ends up with either Milwaukee or Detroit. As for Rondo, who knows? I think he’ll get traded at some point during the season, just not yet. Not now.