Mike Miller cut by Heat via Amnesty....

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  1. Bryan85
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    Has 2 years left on his contract, I think at about 5 mill each year. He get's that $$$ regardless and is now a free agent is anyone else wants to sign him.
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    $12.8 million guaranteed whether anyone picks him up. I want that kind of job. :)
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    Wouldn't mind seeing the magic sign him to go along with their new rookie.
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    This is the worst news of the day.
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    Mike knew this was coming. Miami wants him but can't afford him. Think they talked about it on ESPN right after Game 7.

    OKC would be a good fit for Mike. OKC needs a stretch forward to keep teams from packing the lane and cheating on pick and rolls. Mike could be the missing piece there.
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    Sucks :( I liked watching Mike play for my Heat.
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    still getting paid

    not the worst thing that could happen to him
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    But he feels he could play two additional years with no problems. Good luck.

    Go gator.
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    I'm shocked by this and was definitely wrong in my prediction.

    Pat Riley just came out days ago saying they weren't going to use the amnesty. I thought if they used it on anyone it would have been Joel Anthony. Wouldn't save quite as much as cutting Miller but he was a non-used player.
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    This makes sense for all involved. I know that it sucks that Mike won't be on the Heat, but he looks to be pretty beat up physically and this way he gets paid a bunch. He is a great Gator and had a nice career.
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    Per some tweets it seems like Mike may have even requested it to get more playing time. Apparently they spent all day trying to trade him to a contender but couldn't find one and amnestied him.
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    Pacers could really use another shooter.
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    I don't know, Mike at this point in his career has a limited number of minutes he can play in a season. A deep roster needing someone with his experience and shooting ability is the best bet for him.
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    Yeah h's a little broken down physically, hate to see him leave the Heat, especially if he goes to a contender...but Mike makes out quite well, leaves with 2 rings and can still play elsewhere if he wants or hang up the shoes on top
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    To the Magic for veteran's minimum. That's what I'm hoping.
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    Ditto.
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    i loved watching him play for the heat but he has two rings, made seven threes in game five against OKC and he's got a huge three-pointer in game six against the Spurs with only one shoe on to point to as to how much he deserved those rings. He also got to play with a guy calls "his brother" Udonis Haslam for three years. Hope he lands with a contender.
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    Hope not. Didn't think OKC had any extra money to spend anyway. Nice little run with Miami. Best of luck to him. Guess Arison s deep pockets only go so far.
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    Time to get a head start and enjoy his retirment imo.
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