Miami Heat: Get to Know Mike Miller!

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Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Millller Tiiimmeee!!

People tend to forget — Mike Miller’s a former NBA Rookie of the Year and 6th Man of the Year award recipient. Miller was drafted 5th overall in the 2000 NBA Draft.

This cat can realllyyyyy play. Coming off the 6th Man of the Year award in 2006, Miller became a full-time starter in the 2006-2007 season and averaged 18.5 points per game while shooting a deadly 40% from the three point line.

Going back to his college days at the University of Florida, he balled with Udonis Haslem and Brett Nelson making the university a big-time national program.

The Orlando Magic drafted him 5th overall and Miller managed to play all 82 games in his first season, started 62 of them and averaged nearly 12 points per game. He went on to play with Orlando for three years before being traded to the Memphis Grizzlies. In his first year with the Grizzlies, he shot a blistering 50% from the three-point line. He increased his point per game average from 11 points to 18 points per game. Miller was also selected to the USA Basketball Team in 2007.

After a few so-so years in Minnesota and Washington, Miller was traded to the Miami Heat and signed a five year deal worth $25 million.  Miller’s defining moment occurred in the 2012 NBA Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder where he connected on seven threes, most ever by a reserve player. Miller finished the game with 23 points and the Heat went on to win the NBA Championship. Take a look at the highlight video on the next page —->>>>

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