Miami Heat: How Mike Miller Can Help Them Take the Next Step

January 6th, 2011 by Scott Malewig Leave a reply »
Mike Miller had taken the news hard after suffering a freak thumb injury right just before the start of the regular season.

Miller is a gifted shooter who has hit at least 80 treys in every season of his career (he shot at a clip of .480 last season), and he is also a gifted passer and an above average rebounder with career averages of 3.6 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game.

Adding a player this versatile will add several new weapons for the coaching staff to implement in the game plan.

"Mike is going to play a big part in what we are doing," said Heat coach Eric Spoelstra. "We'll work him in. It'll probably be slowly at first and then as he gets more comfortable and healthy, and in more shape and rhythm, his role will increase."

Miller's injury and Dwayne Wade's hamstring problems during the preseason caused the Heat to get off to a slow start, but they are rounding into form as they get healthy.

The big story this summer was Lebron James’ friendship with Wade, but one of James' closest friends on the Heat is Miller, and he can’t wait to see what he will add to the gelling Heat roster.

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