HoopsHype Mike Miller rumors

July 17, 2013 Updates

The Cleveland Cavaliers are strongly considering a claim on Miller, and it is believed they've also been weighing the issues regarding his back, sources told Yahoo! Sports. Yahoo! Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers are strongly considering making an amnesty waiver bid to claim former Miami Heat forward Mike Miller, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Miami used the amnesty provision to free itself of the $12.8 million left on Miller's contract over the next two seasons. The decision will save the Heat significant money in luxury-tax payments, but the organization is still responsible for paying the balance of Miller's contract. Yahoo! Sports

Bosh, who was also part of the Olympic gold medal-winning United States team in 2008 at Beijing, said he doesn't want to represent his country in the Games again, as he wanted to spend time with his family. "I don't think so. I have kids and a family. Our summers are short. We work so hard during season that I want to give them some time in summer. Plus I want other guys to experience it, because it is such a great game. I want other guys to enjoy it and have great stories, just have a good time playing international basketball because it is a great thing," he said. Deccan Chronicle

July 16, 2013 Updates

Q: As you move forward, now, at 33, what do you see yourself as in the NBA? A: "Whatever's needed. I think I've got a lot left. Put aside the [early stages of the] playoffs and the beginning of the season, but looking at what I did the last 10 games, that's what I used to do when I was playing and I feel like I still have that. What is more important to me is what is asked of me to be successful. And that's what I'll give 'em. If it's standstill 3-point shooting, like I did here, and rebounding and things like that? Count me in. If you need stuff off the dribble, I'm here to do whatever. I'm at a point in my career, now, like I've said, I've had some individual success. But I've had two rings now. And it sounds crazy when people say it all the time, but if I average one point or if I average 18 points and we win, that's all I care about." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The Miami HEAT announced today that they have waived forward Mike Miller per the NBA’s Amnesty provision. “After many discussions internally and a sincere effort to explore the trade market, we made a very difficult decision to use our Amnesty provision on Mike Miller,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “Mike had an incredible impact on the Miami HEAT; helping us to three finals appearances and winning back-to-back World Championships. 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.” NBA.com

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