Tough Decision Faces HEAT, Mike Miller
The Miami Heat have a $17 million decision to make in the next week.
That’s how much it will cost in luxury tax alone to keep Mike Miller on their roster this coming season. The Heat have until July 16 to decide whether they should release him via the amnesty provision to help weather an enormous tax bill that is coming due.
At the end of the season, Heat president Pat Riley made it clear he wanted to keep the 33-year-old Miller. He said he would waive him only if he got a “mandate” from owner Micky Arison and CEO Nick Arison.
The reason Miller is the leading candidate to be waived is because he’s due $12.8 million over the next two seasons and has a limited role on a team that is deep at his position.