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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted July 17, 2013 - 02:11 PM

Cavaliers Considering An Amnesty Waiver Bid For Mike Miller

 

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By Adrian Wojnarowski

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.

Cleveland has made several free-agency signings, including center Andrew Bynum, guard Jarrett Jack and forward Earl Clark, with a focus on returning to the playoffs next season. Miller is close friends with LeBron James, and the Cavaliers are planning to make a run to re-sign him in 2014 free agency..



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Posted July 17, 2013 - 04:42 PM

Cleveland getting Mike Miller good pick up. I did not want Lakers to get him we already have R.Kelly if he makes it. We have Nick Young, Meeks, Kelly shooting threes for us. The only vet I consider Lakers should get is Lamar since he can defend 3-5 decently. Also, rather go with this youth movement. 



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Posted July 18, 2013 - 01:14 PM

Mike Miller Clears Waivers

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Mike Miller has cleared amnesty waivers and become a free agent, league source tells Y! Sports.



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Posted July 18, 2013 - 01:32 PM

Thunder And Grizzlies Are Strong Suiters For Mike Miller

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OKC, Memphis are strong suitors for Mike Miller, who cleared waivers Thursday afternoon, per source. Miller played for Grizz from 2003-08.



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Posted July 18, 2013 - 02:32 PM

Why would anyone want him, he is so broken it's ridiculous.



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Posted July 18, 2013 - 05:08 PM

^ If you can get him for cheap why not? Despite being "broken", he still can play the sniper role extremely effectively and he's not afraid to be in at big moments.


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Posted July 18, 2013 - 05:17 PM


^ If you can get him for cheap why not? Despite being "broken", he still can play the sniper role extremely effectively and he's not afraid to be in at big moments.


He'll fail without LeBron. He won't be getting the same kind open looks like he was seeing in Miami. If these teams do pick him up I'm expecting to see a SIGNIFICANT drop in his 3P %.

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Posted July 18, 2013 - 05:22 PM

Well with Memphis they've still got two legitimate bigs downlow in Marc & Randolph who can draw enough attention at times to be able to kick it out to shooters for good looks. Problem's been, they just haven't had any shooters outside of Pondexter, but with Miller, he could get some looks then as well.

 

Then with OKC, you've still got KD & Westbrook, whom are always gonna' draw a lot of attention for easy kick-outs.

 

But yes, his % could still drop without LeBron, but with either of those teams, I believe he could still get a lot of good looks and have a solid showing if given the proper minutes/opportunity and stays healthy enough.


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Posted July 19, 2013 - 05:15 PM

OKC is desperate for some scoring punch outside of Durant and Westbrook.



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Posted July 19, 2013 - 05:25 PM

^ What? Kendrick Perkins ain't enough?


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Posted July 19, 2013 - 07:23 PM

The Thunder is going to be a giant disappointment for the bandwagon fans next season.

 

That Harden trade was stupid and ultimately its going to be that team's undoing.



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Posted July 19, 2013 - 08:58 PM

The Thunder is going to be a giant disappointment for the bandwagon fans next season.

 

That Harden trade was stupid and ultimately its going to be that team's undoing.

 

Not so much that it was stupid now with hindsight of course, plus at that moment many said keeping Ibaka over Harden was the right the decision. It is just that the Thunder haven't picked up anyone or done anything meaningful to improve their roster. Even failed at keeping Martin. The fact that they haven't done anything of significance makes them losing Harden worse than it actually could have been.



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Posted July 19, 2013 - 09:57 PM

Durant can come to the lakers :)


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Posted July 19, 2013 - 11:48 PM

Not so much that it was stupid now with hindsight of course, plus at that moment many said keeping Ibaka over Harden was the right the decision. It is just that the Thunder haven't picked up anyone or done anything meaningful to improve their roster. Even failed at keeping Martin. The fact that they haven't done anything of significance makes them losing Harden worse than it actually could have been.

 

It was a bad move then AND now. There was nothing good about that move, not a single thing. They could have kept them all together had they just amnestied Kendrick Perkins, who they shouldn't have traded for in the first place because he is a useless piece of crap. Kevin Martin wasn't even a tenth as good as James Harden was for them. Presti is good when it comes to the draft, but he's been terrible when it comes to making trades. Broke apart a potential dynasty (and basically gave an inter-divisional rival a franchise player) to save a few million. Such a dumb decision.



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Posted July 20, 2013 - 12:02 AM

everyone thought the harden trade was a huge mistake when it happen...

I think mike miller could help a team...
he can make a 3 point shot...

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Posted July 20, 2013 - 07:23 AM

Yes keeping both would've been the best scenario, but not sure it it was a cap move or Harden wanting a more lucrative deal. Regardless the Thunder chose Ibaka's deal over Harden. Many while knowing they would miss Harden thought Ibaka was more 'irreplaceable', at that moment in time at least.

 

Plus not that I even dislike Harden, but to call him a franchise player now, kinda giving it away aren't you. Great player, young and can only improve but he isn't there yet, certainly not in the Finals and not during the series against OKC where he became a high volume shooter and well under 40 percent. But for 23/24 year old, amazing future ability that I don't deny.

 

In fact it is because he hasn'y proven much merit in the playoffs many on these exact forums were doubtful of the Harden/Howard tandem success to go deep in the playoffs considering how overhyped the notion that one compliments the other.



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Posted July 20, 2013 - 09:03 AM

IIRC Harden OK'd taking 4-year 60mil deal but Thunder wouldnt offer that much.

They lost the chance to play 3-4 years in a row in finals before Durant would take control of the league and dominate without Harden anyway. Now not so much. Houston has a legit standing to cockblock Thunder in future.

Its really unbelievable how this so called genius Presti couldnt foresee this.

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Posted July 22, 2013 - 02:22 PM

I said it was stupid the day it happened and even more so now.  Trading Harden slammed their championship window shut.



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Posted July 22, 2013 - 06:37 PM

I looove seeing them scrapping for Mike Miller to be a legit scoring option... hahah



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Posted July 22, 2013 - 07:18 PM

Grizz would be a great fit for miller




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