With Chris Andersen safe and secure, the Miami Heat have very few moves that they can make this offseason, and will most likely go into next year with a very similar roster, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing for the back-to-back champs. However, the team could potentially use the amnesty clause to get rid of either Joel Anthony or Mike Miller, in an attempt to relieve the luxury tax burden.
With the Heat facing a huge bill for exceeding the luxury-tax threshold, it could be tempting to use the one-time amnesty provision on Mike Miller orJoel Anthony. The Heat can use the provision anytime between Thursday and July 17 or wait until next offseason to use it.
(via Miami Herald)
The Heat will not get under the luxury taxline by dumping either of the two guys, but owner Micky Arison could still save some serious dollar. Due to the new incremental tax system that has been employed with the new collective bargaining agreement, Miami would save $17 million by using the amnesty clause on Miller and around $10 million by dumping Anthony’s contract, per Miami Herald.
Dumping Anthony probably wouldn’t change much, but Miller still finds ways to contribute in important moments to this Miami team.