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Miller out til Jan; Heat looking at Stackhouse?

Posted on: October 22, 2010 6:26 pm
Edited on: October 22, 2010 6:29 pm
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Posted by Royce Young

Things are getting tough for the Heat before they're even getting started. For shame for the NBA's new Mr. Bad Guy.

Mike Miller who outside of the Big 3 is considered maybe team's most important role-playing piece, will be out potentially close to half the season. Miller will be in a cast for at least four weeks and then he'll move to a split after that missing multiple months. Miller had a 45-minute surgery to repair a torn ligament and fracture in his thumb on his shooting hand.

So that's not good for the Heat. Miller was intended to be the Heat's top option off the bench and provide outside shooting and scoring to supplement the trio of stars. Now the Heat will turn to players like Eddie House and James Jones to pick up that slack.

But potentially the Heat are exploring options with another veteran scorer. Jerry Stackhouse didn't make the first cut when veterans flooded to Pat Riley's doorstep for a chance to latch on with the Heat, but Winderman reports there are legs to Stackhouse heading to South Beach.

Last season Stackhouse played for the Milwaukee Bucks, contributing fairly well to their unexpected playoff run. As of now, he's unemployed. He's 35 years old and a player that isn't anything more than a 15 or 20-minute a game role player.

The Heat have recently trimmed their roster to 16, meaning they still have one more cut to go before being legal for Tuesday's opener against Boston. But if they signed Stackhouse, two players would likely have to go. Here's where Kenny Hasbrouck calls Pat Riley and swears to him he can handle the load. Otherwise, he's probably the one getting the axe, along with one other (Patrick Beverley or Da'Sean Butler?)

It's been an interesting preseason for the league's most talked about team. Before this, there haven't been any major injuries, but things have run far from smoothly for the Heat. Adversity often raises its head in the NBA and the great teams always respond. Miller's not the biggest loss in the world but the Heat are a little less awesome than they were yesterday.
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Since: Oct 2, 2010
Posted on: October 23, 2010 1:38 pm
 

Miller out til Jan; Heat looking at Stackhouse?

Miami is nothing more than a top heavy team. They are already falling apart before the season starts. Wade is out, and now Miller is out for half the season. All they have is LeBron and Bosh. They NEED solid role players and I think Stackhouse could fill that void, but not for long. Maybe about a month or so, that's about as much time I would give Stackhouse. Wade will be back by then and things will go back to the way they were.



Since: Feb 5, 2010
Posted on: October 23, 2010 1:09 pm
 

Miller out til Jan; Heat looking at Stackhouse?

Fail, Miami. Please fail.



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: October 23, 2010 12:33 pm
 

Miller out til Jan; Heat looking at Stackhouse?

What void would Stack fill? Maybe like 5+ years ago when he was a solid player, but at 35, in an Eastern Conference against teams like the Cetics, Magic, Hawks and Bulls, he won't do jack squat 



Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: October 23, 2010 11:05 am
 

Miller out til Jan; Heat looking at Stackhouse?

fuck you



Since: Mar 29, 2010
Posted on: October 23, 2010 8:57 am
 

Miller out til Jan; Heat looking at Stackhouse?

Wow seems they're really reaching.  Stackhouse isn't a threat from behind the arc, which is why they signed Miller to strecth the floor.  Stackhouse 3 years ago couldn't really help this team, what's he really have to offer now besides poor defense and some bog hogging??



Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: October 23, 2010 12:59 am
 

no Man-Girl-Pig?

Without MAN-GIRL-PIG they in big trouble!




Since: Apr 9, 2010
Posted on: October 23, 2010 12:08 am
 

Miller out til Jan; Heat looking at Stackhouse?

Outside of the big three, Mike Miller, and Haslem, this team is a bunch of geriatrics, unproven rookies, and just generally unimpressive players.




Since: Nov 25, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2010 11:29 pm
 

Miller out til Jan; Heat looking at Stackhouse?

Take your F'ing shoes and stick 'em where the sun don't shine!


xiaoki
Since: Oct 22, 2010
Posted on: October 22, 2010 10:59 pm
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Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: October 22, 2010 10:02 pm
 

BOO flippin HOO!!

Poor poor Bron Bron. He went to the Heat cause he couldn't deal with adversity and wanted to kick back and have the NBA Championship served to him on a silver platter. Now one of his hired losers goes down and he might have to put in a smidgen more effort. Is Lebron just cursed by life or what?


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