Mike Bibby is expected to sign with the Miami Heat

Heat to Add Mike Bibby, Is Troy Murphy Next?

It appears Mike Bibby will be taking his talents to South Beach, where he attempts to solve the Heat’s season-long problem at point guard.  Miami has been looking to upgrade at the position as Mario Chalmers and Carlos Arroyo have both struggled.

Bibby is a veteran with multiple years of playoff experience in both Sacramento and Atlanta.  He has played  many meaningful games and has experience taking big shots at the end of games.  His three-point shooting will be a welcomed addition to the team as well.  Bibby is shooting 44% from long distance this season.

Bibby was traded to Atlanta back in 2008 from Sacramento.  His leadership and decision making helped lead the Hawks to a nice run in the playoffs, taking the Boston Celtics to a seventh game.  Bibby will be asked to play a similar role with Miami.

It also is being reported that the Heat is the front-runner to sign Troy Murphy who has bought out from his contract as well.  As I have stated before, Murphy would be a nice addition to this roster.  Not only does he shoot the ball well, but he grabs rebounds.  Both Murphy and Bibby can knock down open jump shots which has been a problem for the Heat as of late.  Perhaps these late additions can reinforce a roster that has struggled to find any form of consistency this season.

  • http://www.celticslife.com Three_Toe

    Ha! you can have the bib! he’s just going to be the middleman between the inbounder and the ball hogs. The C’s just signed Murphy so you can kiss those hopes good bye, just like your championship ones. Banner 18 here we come.

    • David

      Ha, that’s a good one. The Celts have no chance against the Lakers now that they got rid of Perkins. What was Ainge thinking?

  • Chris Malagon

    Murphy does look better in the green uniform considering he’s pale and Irish. Have to admit I really wanted him to sign with Miami, I just don’t see Murphy getting much playing time in Boston. If he does, I’m sure Lebron and Dwyane would rather see him in the paint over Kendrick Perkins.

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