Mike Miller cut by Heat via Amnesty....

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  1. gatorchamps0607
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    Gotta link?
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    I love "Skinny" but to me his NBA career appears up. He can still shoot the rock. But the last 2 years he shoulda been playing in a wheelchair.....
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    Teams that amnesty players pay the difference between what they owe and what the new team pays. The new team pays only what they want to pay. There's a bidding process. Highest bidder wins.

    If the Heat owe $6 mil and the highest bidder is 2, they pay 2 and the Heat pay 4.
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    I didn't state what was I was trying to stay very well, I meant if the Magic claimed him outright off the waiver wire. corpgator explained what I meant much better than I did.
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    The problem with Miller is that he will be one of the better players on a bad team. At 6 mil a year he's actually a bargain. You don't get much for 6 mil in the NBA these days. Being one of the better players on a team means 25+ minutes a game which his body can't handle. He would be a great addition to the teams that have first rights to claim him, but they won't be able to use him. He probably will make it through to the better teams.
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    He's been in a lot of pain, and I agree that I don't think he can play 25 mpg. But, he does a lot more than just shoot when he's been in games the last couple of years. Such as, he's good at the drive-and-dish. He's also been a pretty good rebounder, which the Heat have certainly needed.
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    A couple of his friends & former teammates at UF that I'm friends with think he's going to retire. FWIW.
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    That would make the most sense. He could easily catch on with a contender midway through the season who needs a veteran shooter with playoff experience.
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    Why turn down over 12 million dollars?
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    Does he still get paid his remaining salary if he retires?
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    My understanding is he gets the money no matter what if he gets a medical retirement (alternative to amnesty), or if nobody picks him up off waivers. If it's his intention to retire, it might cause teams to pass.
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    Thanks for clearing that up for me!
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    Even if he gets picked up on wavers, they still pay out the remainder of the contract on an amnesty, no? It just doesn't count towards the cap.
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    From what I read (a couple days ago so its fuzzy now) I thought they had to do what Rsernia just said, pay him regardless but it wont count towards cap. The only other option was for someone to pick Mike up and take the 12m payout off the Heats hands, right? I may have the last part wrong but Im pretty sure the first part is right.
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    Yes, Miami would pay the difference between what he's paid by the team that picks him up and what he's owed. But avoiding the 48 hour waiver period and just declaring retirement (without petitioning for medical retirement) would void his right to the money. This is what Artest is threatening to do (though he may just be blowing smoke to screw with everyone)
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    Umm, didn't Artest already sign with th Knicks?
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    He may have. He was threatening to retire or go to China and skip the bidding period. Obviously a ruse.
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    Did you possibly mean Metta World Peace?
    The artist formerly known as Artest no longer exists. :ninja:
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    Ugh, Thunder, Spurs, Rockets, Grizzlies, and Warriors all possible landing spots. If he chooses wisely hell be facing Miami in the Finals should the Heat make it there again. It will be interesting to see what savings they actually net if they lose in the Finals and miss out on marketing/merchandising revenue of a 3peat, plus the balance of the contract they'll still have to pay him.
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