Friday, July 9, 2010

Beasley goes - Miller Arrives


KSFY (Sioux Falls, SD)
Updated: Jul 09, 2010 1:20 AM EDT
Mitchell native Mike Miller intends to sign a five-year, $30 million deal with the Miami Heat, sources told KSFY late Thursday night. Earlier in the night, LeBron James announced his intention to sign with Miami, joining Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade with the Heat. Miller spent last season with the Washington Wizards.

Daily Republic (Mitchell, SD)
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Minutes after LeBron James announced he was leaving Cleveland to play with the Miami Heat, Mitchell native Mike Miller also signed with Miami his father, Tom Miller, said.

Daily Republic (Mitchell, SD)
LeBron James rocked the professional basketball world when he announced he was leaving Cleveland and heading to Miami Thursday night. Now, depending on a trade of Michael Beasley to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Mitchell-native Mike Miller could join the NBA’s Most Valuable Player and the new “Big Three.”

With the mighty trio of James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh already headed to Miami, [several media sources speculated] a five-year, $30-million dollar contract was in the works [for Miller].
Gary Munsen, head boys’ basketball coach at Mitchell and Miller’s former coach, said Thursday night that he figured wherever James went, Miller would sign. “He was at LeBron’s camp all week,” Munsen said. “(Heat president) Pat Riley likes Mike Miller, so that’s a plus. They talked about on ESPN with those three, they’re looking for a guy who can strike the three, and he can do that.”
Miller could [be joining] a team that [will start next season as a strong favorite to win the championship] with three all-stars and Riley, who already has six NBA coaching championships.
Miller’s lawyer, Dave Martin, did not return The Daily Republic’s phone calls Thursday night.


Marc Stein (ESPN) sources: Miami has agreed to a trade with Minnesota that will send Michael Beasley to the Wolves. Wolves-Heat deal, sources say, calls for MIN to absorb Beasley into cap space and send its 2011 second-round pick to Miami to seal deal. Wolves/Heat also agree to unspecified swap of future first-round picks. Heat turned to MIN after four-way trade w/TOR, HOU, CHA dissolved.