Miami Heat To Amnesty Mike Miller

Jun 18, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Mike Miller runs onto the court prior to game six in the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat reportedly had no plans to use their “amnesty clause.” But now Palm Beach Post writer and Ticket Miami radio show host Ethan Skolnick is reporting that they will in fact use the amnesty clause on guard/forward Mike Miller.

Miller was slated to make $6.2 million next season with a player option for the following season at $6.6 million. Miller is 33 years old right now and will hit the free agent market if he clears waivers. But it is the luxury tax burden that makes the amnesty clause appealing.

“Right now, we’re not using amnesty, no,” Miami’s Pat Riley said earlier this offseason, via the Associated Press.

Apparently Riley has changed his mind. The Miami Heat would save $17 million by using the amnesty clause on Miller and they have a till July 17th to use it or they’ll have to wait till next season.

 

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Topics: Miami Heat, Mike Miller

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