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Mike Miller - SF, 6'8, 218
Free agent - Last played with Denver (2017)
       Date of birth: 02/19/1980
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 5th pick, 2000
     Out of: Florida
  NBA Experience: 17 years
  Hand: Right

2000 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 5th overall by Orlando.
11th August, 2000 NBA Signed four year, $10,862,698 rookie scale contract with Orlando. Included team option for 2003/04.
23rd August, 2002 NBA Orlando exercised 2003/04 team option.
19th February, 2003 NBA Traded by Orlando, along with Ryan Humphrey, a 2003 first round pick (#27, Kendrick Perkins) and a 2004 second round pick (#49, Sergei Lishchuk), to Memphis in exchange for Gordon Giricek, Drew Gooden and cash.
2rd October, 2003 NBA Signed a six year, $47.4 million extension with Memphis.
2008 NBA Draft NBA Traded by Memphis, along with Jason Collins, Brian Cardinal and the draft rights to Kevin Love (#5), to Minnesota in exchange for Marko Jaric, Greg Buckner, Antoine Walker and the draft rights to O.J. Mayo (#3).
24th June, 2009 NBA Traded by Minnesota, along with Randy Foye, to Washington in exchange for Darius Songaila, Etan Thomas, Oleksiy Pecherov and a 2009 first round pick (#5, Ricky Rubio).
15th July, 2010 NBA Signed a five year, $29 million contract with Miami. Included player option for 2014/15.
16th July, 2013 NBA Waived by Miami under the amnesty clause.
29th July, 2013 NBA Signed a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Memphis.
5th August, 2014 NBA Signed a two year, $5,586,940 contract with Cleveland. Included player option for 2015/16.
29th June, 2015 NBA Exercised 2015/16 player option.
27th July, 2015 NBA Traded by Cleveland, along with Brendan Haywood, a 2019 second round pick and a 2020 second round pick, to Portland in exchange for cash.
28th September, 2005 NBA Waived by Portland.
30th September, 2005 NBA Signed a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Denver.
20th July, 2016 NBA Re-signed by Denver to a partially guaranteed two year, $7 million contract.
11th July, 2017 NBA Waived by Denver.
When: Where:
1998 - 2000 Florida (NCAA)
June 2000 - February 2003 Orlando Magic (NBA)
February 2003 - June 2008 Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
June 2008 - June 2009 Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
June 2009 - June 2010 Washington Wizards (NBA)
July 2010 - July 2013 Miami Heat (NBA)
July 2013 - June 2014 Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
August 2014 - July 2015 Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
July 2015 - September 2015 Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
September 2015 - July 2017 Denver Nuggets (NBA)
From blog:

   Creative Financing in the NBA, 2010

[...] Miami then signed Mike Miller, prioritising - rightly - their backup swingman spots before addressing their massive holes at point guard and centre. Miller signed a five year, $29 million deal starting at exactly $5,000,000; the addition of his salary, plus the removal of one roster charge, left the Heat with $3,574,426 in cap room.

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   Chicago's Last Resort Offseason Plan That Still Manages To Avoid Signing Joe Johnson

[...] That leaves a market with few shooters on it. And those that are good shooters are either unsuitable or unavailable. Mike Miller's days of being able to defend opposing guards are pretty much over. Kyle Korver can't really do it either. I wouldn't want Quentin Richardson to attempt it. Anthony Morrow is desirable, but is not easy to get. J.J. Redick is also desirable, but he's restricted, and owned by a team who has spent extremely generously in the last two years. Roger Mason is OK, but he's no starter. And then there's Ray Allen, who, while an absolutely perfect fit for Chicago's roster, is setting records for Boston in the NBA Finals. He should be considered unavailable until further notice.

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   The Finances Of The Trade Deadline Deals

None of this would have been necessary, however, were it not for the mismanagement that put the team into the situation. Forgetting for a moment the slightly amazing decision to give $110 million to a man who will play in only 47 out of 246 games in three seasons, let's take a second look at the Wizards' past draft. Regardless of what you think of Ricky Rubio - and for the record, you should think a LOT of Ricky Rubio - you must accept that having him is better than having a combination of Randy Foye and Mike Miller. Miller was always destined to be a one year rental, and Foye was not equal in calibre to a top five draft pick, even in a bad draft. He, too, may not come back. As a basketball decision, the Wizards appeared to decide that one year of Mike and Randy was better than four years of cheap production from a quality young player. As a basketball decision, it was wrong.

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   2017 NBA Manifesto

Mike Miller
SF, 6’8, 218lbs, 37 years old, 17 years of experience

Has not said he will be retiring. However, with roster spots at a premium, and his own impact having dwindled to the point of being negligible, Miller’s main asset is his status as a heady veteran, which sounds more like an assistant coach than a fifteenth man.

Player Plan: Has an unguaranteed $3.5 million salary for next season. Worthy of the minimum or nothing at this point, however.

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   The Memphis Grizzlies' conundrum: When staying good goes wrong

[...] The Grizzlies's roster is fairly young overall, but not the rotation, which is fairly old. Gasol is about to turn 29 and, when healthy, is at his career apex. Randolph is 32 and starting to slowly decline (although being so unreliant upon athleticism may make said decline a mercifully slow one). Allen is about to turn 32, while Prince is about to turn 34 and has lost his athleticism, jump shot and effectiveness. Mike Miller, the bench leader in minutes, is to turn 34 in a few weeks and is limited now to a one dimensional shooting specialist. The only rotation players to still be short of their primes are Conley (26), Bayless (25), Davis (24) and the sneaky-good Jon Leuer (24).

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