HoopsHype Brad Miller rumors

July 25, 2012 Updates

A league source confirmed the impending transaction, though there are still some unresolved procedural matters before the deal can be officially announced, likely later this week. Those fluid details are not expected to prevent the deal from being consummated. Lopez is apparently out of the country, which also could be delaying the trade's finalization. The sign-and-trade sends Lopez and power forward Hakim Warrick to New Orleans from Phoenix while the Suns acquire swingman Wesley Johnson and a first-round draft choice from the Minnesota Timberwolves. The T-Wolves will receive the contract of Brad Miller, which the Hornets recently obtained along with point guard Jerome Dyson and draft picks from New Orleans. The Hornets, according to an Associated Press report, will also give the Timberwolves two second-round draft choices. New Orleans gets cash in the deal, as well. New Orleans Times-Picayune

July 24, 2012 Updates
July 12, 2012 Updates

Brad Miller is most likely retiring. However, agent Mark Bartelstein still said nothing official on that. Deadline for Minnesota to make call on his $5.1 million team option was pushed back in June until July 30. So the Timberwolves have another 18 days to perhaps use that piece in a trade for a team that might want to acquire Miller and then waive him. Sulia

June 30, 2012 Updates
April 27, 2012 Updates

Miller had four points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals in 17 minutes off the bench in Thursday's loss. When Adelman took him out for the last time, the crowd of 14,824 gave him a standing ovation and he got hugs from teammates. Miller couldn't hold back the tears when he was embraced by Anthony Tolliver, the last player to greet him. "I was trying to be a tough guy," Miller said. "I had been pretty cool all day, but coming out that last time hit me pretty hard." St. Paul Pioneer Press

April 17, 2012 Updates

Retirement doesn't bother Miller. He's managed his substantial income well, the importance of sound financial decisions honed during his childhood when money was scarce. He continues his work with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and plans to expand his yearly golf tournament this year. “People always talk about high divorce rates (after retirement), but I'm going to be happy to be home with my wife,” he said. “I still have the hunting show. Instead of staying at the JW Marriott, I'll be in a tent out in the middle of nowhere with a gun for protection in case there's a bear in camp.” news-sentinel.com

March 20, 2012 Updates
January 30, 2012 Updates

The veteran center recovering from May knee surgery proved as much Sunday night, when he made his Timberwolves debut by playing his first game since his Houston team won at Target Center in the season finale last April. "Definitely felt kind of weird," Miller said after the 106-101 loss to the Lakers. "Last time I actually played was in this arena. It has been nine months, but it felt like it has been about a year and a half." He played eight minutes -- a little less than four minutes in the second quarter, a little more than four minutes in the third. The Wolves needed help against Lakers big men Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol because Darko Milicic was sick for a second consecutive game and starting center Nikola Pekovic got into foul trouble. "My legs were shaking like I was about a rookie out there," Miller said. "The work I've done on my knee, I've just got to get my brain on the same page." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

January 12, 2012 Updates
September 14, 2011 Updates

Timberwolves center Brad Miller has spent the summer at home on his 1,000-acre farm in northeastern Indiana waiting and hoping. Waiting for his surgically repaired knee to heal so he can soon start jogging and jumping again. Hoping that his brand-new team really might hire Rick Adelman as its next coach. "That's my guy," he said. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Player and coach were united for the third time in their careers on Tuesday, when the Wolves, in a bit of serendipity, announced Adelman will replace fired Kurt Rambis. "When they were interviewing candidates, I was hoping a lot," Miller said. "I knew if it was Rick, Minnesota would be a lot better. Instantly, things became a lot better there, especially for me. He's a coach I respect, a fair coach. "This guy, it's true what he can do. His record speaks for itself." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

September 13, 2011 Updates

More than 300 golfers jumped at the chance to golf with NBA basketball star Brad Miller on Monday at Noble Hawk Golf Links. The Brad Miller Golf Outing benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana. There will also be a gala and auction on Saturday in Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Center, Conference Hall B at 6 p.m. The gala features a formal attired, seated dinner, entertainment and silent and live auctions featuring unique autographed items, including Miller memorabilia. The money raised will allow the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization is able to match more children. An estimated 600 youths from Northeast Indiana remain on waiting lists. Nearly 70 percent of those are boys. At one time, Miller was a Little Brother. This year was the eighth for the outing. “It’s getting bigger every year,” Miller said. “It’s cool to see something happening for the kids.” KPCNews.com

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