Mike Miller Could Be Odd Man Out

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    The big 3 as well as Miller, Anthony and Haslem are all eligible for amnesty this up coming season. Hopefully Haslem and Miller can stick with the team for a chance at a 3-peat.

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/sfl-ira-nba-column-s070713,0,1802967.column

    For those not familiar with the fairly new amnesty provision..

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    It really is a tough situation. The new CBA makes the luxury tax far more steep than it has been in previous deals. It makes the threshold effectively a hard cap. If Birdman signs elsewhere, they desperately need Anthony back as a reserve five. Haslem is your only other big, so you need him. Miller makes the most (as I recall) and is most redundant, but the dude sealed the title two years ago and became a starter against the Spurs. How do you spare any of them?
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    Easy solution....always keep your Gators.
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    It's very hard to 3 pete. I would actually bet against them and take the field. They barely won the 2nd one and most of the teams they struggled with should be better.
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    They'll have to weight the options. The biggest decision is coming in LA, though. Do the Lakers amnesty Kobe and risk pissing him off or do they pay him $30 million for a year he won't be playing and then also pay a massive luxury tax for it.
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    He isnt getting amnestied. They could have done it this past year and didn't.
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    I think Miller stays as the Heat gear up for a 3 peat. Hey, its only money, and Mickey has a lot of it. Easy for me to say I know. Anthony, not so sure he stays.
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    Wouldn't you always take the field against any one team every year?
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    That wasn't true in the NBA until this century. You'd be 31 of 53 if you had picked the team with the best regular season record during that time, meaning you'd have won quite a bit.

    Since 2013, you'd be 2 and 11. With the rule changes, it's much harder to defend, so the best teams are tending to save their energy for the playoffs and flipping the proverbial switch to win it. Unfortunately, the NBA is starting to suffer the injury problems of other leagues leading to a game of attrition.

    Still, the NBA does the best job at naming a champion. Rarely can you say the team that won wasn't the best that year.

    The NBA also tends to produce champions in groups, so once one gets going, you'd be better betting against the field until they lose one or there are clear signs the team won't be the same the next year: ie Michael Jordan retiring.

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