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Iodine
07-01-2010, 10:01 PM
Rotoworld
Mike Miller has met with the Lakers, Heat and Knicks in Los Angeles and reportedly has a five-year, $30 million offer from the Lakers.
Wow. Several teams were tracking Miller because there is a belief that LeBron James wants to play with him, but it's hard to imagine him passing up such a nice offer from the world champs. From a fantasy perspective, it's hard to see him starting, or having a major role, on a roster that already features Lamar Odom off the bench.


Um..... damn

kblo247
07-01-2010, 10:05 PM
Only problem I have is this line:

or having a major role, on a roster that already features Lamar Odom off the bench.

Kobe and Ron played so many minutes and even did so hurt because they couldn't both afford to sit out the lineup at the same time let alone rest at the same time during games. LA also had no one hit 3s at a rate to provide spacing consistently last year with Sasha in the doghouse and after Ron hurt his hands versus Miami so yeah he would have one major *** role on this squad.

DaVille
07-01-2010, 10:07 PM
If it was another team, I'd say 2 years too long. But its the Lakers & back2back champions, can't hate on them. I guess its a good deal. Lamar makes that bench aways. It doesn't hurt to have another shooter.

redzone11
07-01-2010, 10:07 PM
Not the beest deal for the Lakers, they still need a big man off the bench too, Josh Powell and DJ Mbenga don't cut it especially if Pau or Bynum goes down. But they need a PG, shooter, and big man off the bench. Why spend all this money on Mike Miller, but everyone is getting overpaid. He would be nice off the bench though. But still.

FA has been so confusing.

mia305king
07-01-2010, 10:07 PM
lolz.

Iodine
07-01-2010, 10:08 PM
What a terrible deal for the Lakers, they still need a big man off the bench too, Josh Powell and DJ Mbenga don't cut it especially if Pau or Bynum goes down. But they need a PG, shooter, and big man off the bench. Why spend all this money on Mike Miller, but everyone is getting overpaid.

FA has been so confusing.

Lamar is more of a PF, and Mike Miller is one of the best shooters in the league........

Bruno
07-01-2010, 10:09 PM
Only problem I have is this line:


Kobe and Ron played so many minutes and even did so hurt because they couldn't both afford to sit out the lineup at the same time let alone rest at the same time during games. LA also had no one hit 3s at a rate to provide spacing consistently last year with Sasha in the doghouse and after Ron hurt his hands versus Miami so yeah he would have one major *** role on this squad.

Signing Miller would pretty much fix everything you've heard me complain about over the past six months. If The Laker have the shooter who defenders have to respect, we spread the floor and are unbeatable. Teams filling up the paint is the only way The Lakers struggle offensively, problem solved?

Do you think its a good deal? How old is he?

KB24PG16
07-01-2010, 10:09 PM
its like vladmir radmanoivic all over again

Bruno
07-01-2010, 10:09 PM
its like vladmir radmanoivic all over again

Millers proven to be much better than Rad, but still, his defense isn't great. But you still have Ron there.

numba1CHANGsta
07-01-2010, 10:12 PM
5 years does seem like a lot, but he's better than Luke and Sasha who has almost the same exact deal

DaoudS
07-01-2010, 10:12 PM
Summer of crazy ****ing contracts continue.

KB24PG16
07-01-2010, 10:14 PM
id be more comfortable if it was half of mle 3yrs 15 mil

Iodine
07-01-2010, 10:15 PM
its like vladmir radmanoivic all over again

You know this would be a good point, if you know miller's career average of 13.7 ppg is better than vlads best of 12 ppg on a seattle team that finished under 500

And you know mike miller is a career 40% shooter from 3 and has shot over 50% from 3 three different seasons.....

shep33
07-01-2010, 10:16 PM
That's a lot. He only averaged 11 and 6 this past year.

This is why I think this could happen though... Phil just said this is his last year coming up, and I think Dr. Buss is gonna go all out.

Kakaroach
07-01-2010, 10:18 PM
Wow, I mean thats paying Mike Miller a lot of money but to have one of the best bench players in the league for the 2-time defending champs...thats really just unfair. :(

KB24PG16
07-01-2010, 10:19 PM
You know this would be a good point, if you know miller's career average of 13.7 ppg is better than vlads best of 12 ppg on a seattle team that finished under 500

And you know mike miller is a career 40% shooter from 3 and has shot over 50% from 3 three different seasons.....

i was referring to contract he got 5yr 30 mil. he was a total bust for the lakers its seems like pure shooters never produce on the lakers after signing their big contract cook then vlad then sasha and maybe miller now

iggypop123
07-01-2010, 10:20 PM
i dont see this happening. the lakers are trying to cut costs down. they are over the tax. would they pay 10 million for miller? thats what the real cost is per year. they are trying to beg fisher to take 2 million and then make this huge offer? i dont trust this source

R_O_W_E
07-01-2010, 10:22 PM
Lakers fans are going to hate Mike Miller. Imagine having a shooter "by craft" who never sees a shot he should take.

Its like Reverse-Ron Artest Syndrome. :laugh2:

$30 Million? Lakers really are going to make a bad investment.

Kakaroach
07-01-2010, 10:24 PM
Well it would mean that Farmar and one of Fisher/Brown is for sure gone if they do sign Miller.

NBAfan4life
07-01-2010, 10:24 PM
Mike Miller has not been good since Memphis.

I hope the Lakers are not really considering this

kblo247
07-01-2010, 10:25 PM
Signing Miller would pretty much fix everything you've heard me complain about over the past six months. If The Laker have the shooter who defenders have to respect, we spread the floor and are unbeatable. Teams filling up the paint is the only way The Lakers struggle offensively, problem solved?

Do you think its a good deal? How old is he?

He is 30. Unlike Rad he can pass and rebound. Plus Phil could get away with him on the floor at the same time as Kobe and Ron, in a Harper like role.

Plus I am almost certain the deal will have an option like Kobe, Pau, Lamar, Ron, and Bynum all have.

Carey
07-01-2010, 10:25 PM
Mike Miller is an outstanding fit for the triangle! Would they even have to play anymore then 7 guys? lol

lakers4sho
07-01-2010, 10:25 PM
i dont see this happening. the lakers are trying to cut costs down. they are over the tax. would they pay 10 million for miller? thats what the real cost is per year.

3-peat ding ding ding kaching kaching kaching


they are trying to beg fisher to take 2 million and then make this huge offer? i dont trust this source

Which one of them is 35 percent and which one is a career 41% 3 point shooter?

KB24PG16
07-01-2010, 10:28 PM
Well it would mean that Farmar and one of Fisher/Brown is for sure gone if they do sign Miller.

farmar is gone for sure the lakers didnt even give him a qualifing contract to make rfa and brown opted out and the lakers dont wont to pay too much to bring him back so he may be gone. but the lakers have already contacted fisher. but farmar+brown<miller

kblo247
07-01-2010, 10:28 PM
Well it would mean that Farmar and one of Fisher/Brown is for sure gone if they do sign Miller.

They didn't even give Farmar his QO and when Jim Hill interviewed him, he flat out said he was gone and Phil and him didn't get along because he wouldn't give him the reigns.

Brown apparently wants to look at all his other option as that is what his agent said when LA called them. One report by Vic the Brick had him asking LA for 5-6mil a year.

They only flat out made a money offer to Fish, and he is a must according to Phil, Kobe, Jeanie, and Mitch.

KB24PG16
07-01-2010, 10:30 PM
3-peat ding ding ding kaching kaching kaching



Which one of them is 35 percent and which one is a career 41% 3 point shooter?

to add to it which one is 35 and entering their 15th season

GOON MUSIC
07-01-2010, 10:30 PM
Mike Miller has not been good since Memphis.

I hope the Lakers are not really considering this

10-6-4 at 50/50/80 last year seems pretty good to me

lakers4sho
07-01-2010, 10:34 PM
to add to it which one is 35 and entering their 15th season

oops I actually meant that, but I guess it works both ways :p

RVN671
07-01-2010, 10:36 PM
EXACTLY. What he brings is what LA had hoped for by signing Sasha and Luke 3 years ago to a multi-year deal. Obviously that hasn't worked out for them. Mike can play either the 2 or 3 spot and the 1 if need be in the triple post offense since the offense doesn't require a natural pg i.e. harper/paxson.

I still think they need another wing man like Raja and a free agent big to back up oft-injured bynum and gasol like ..unless Ebanks and Character play significant roles. Still wished they kept Douglas from last year, but they couldn't afford it when they were after resigning Ariza/Odom and bringing in Artest instead.

I wonder if shaq would consider coming back for a reduce role. Still waiting on Tmac to sign.




Only problem I have is this line:


Kobe and Ron played so many minutes and even did so hurt because they couldn't both afford to sit out the lineup at the same time let alone rest at the same time during games. LA also had no one hit 3s at a rate to provide spacing consistently last year with Sasha in the doghouse and after Ron hurt his hands versus Miami so yeah he would have one major *** role on this squad.

R_O_W_E
07-01-2010, 10:37 PM
10-6-4 at 50/50/80 last year seems pretty good to me


He passes on way too many shots. In my opinion you have cheaper and arguably better shooting options in Morrow and Korver.

Lakers should be all over Korver. Hes the best single season shooter in NBA history.

GoatMilk
07-01-2010, 10:37 PM
5 years is a bit much, but he does fit nicely

rhymeratic
07-01-2010, 10:37 PM
Wait a minute. With what money???

Didn't the lakers use their mid-level on Artest last year?
Aren't they not allowed to use mid-level back to back?
Aren't the over the cap?

I smell doodoo

29$JerZ
07-01-2010, 10:38 PM
Lakers are in CAP hell for a while so it doesn't hurt them financially.
They'll gladly stay in the luxury tax if it adds to higher championship success. Why not use your MLE on a need, they need a better bench.

kblo247
07-01-2010, 10:38 PM
Buss is playing poker again like he likes to stop him from going to Wade or Lebron


Source told FOXSports.com that Lakers gave Mike Miller a deadline of tonight. Miller's camp trying to receive more time.



http://twitter.com/goodmanonfox/status/17538164986

$KnicksAndKobe$
07-01-2010, 10:39 PM
I think the contract is a bit longer then it should but Mike Miller is a very good player ...

He can do it all ... pass, rebound, shoot. He is perfect for the triangle.

lakers4sho
07-01-2010, 10:40 PM
Wait a minute. With what money???

Didn't the lakers use their mid-level on Artest last year?
Aren't they not allowed to use mid-level back to back?
Aren't the over the cap?

I smell doodoo

Teams get a new MLE every year doo doo.

x_notorious
07-01-2010, 10:42 PM
Mike Miller would be a perfect fit for the triangle with his shooting, rebounding, passing and shot from behind the arc. The Lakers aren't asking him to do much but drain his shots from the outside which he's pretty good at (48% last year, 40% in his career). He's familiar with Pau Gasol and Kobe + he already mentioned he'd welcome playing with the Lakers. He can play guard or forward, bringing more versatility off the bench along with LO. Match made in heaven and if the Lakers did offer this contract to him, he'd be stupid to not take it.

bleedprple&gold
07-01-2010, 10:44 PM
Wait a minute. With what money???

Didn't the lakers use their mid-level on Artest last year?
Aren't they not allowed to use mid-level back to back?
Aren't the over the cap?

I smell doodoo

It's the Bi-annual exception you cannot use back to back. Lakers used it on Brown last year so they don't have one this year.

Avenged
07-01-2010, 10:45 PM
I don't agree with how long the contract is but what a great sign this would be for the Lakers. Talk about adding depth to the team.

arkanian215
07-01-2010, 10:48 PM
damn... very good deal for the Lakers. Mike Miller fits perfectly. imo

bleedprple&gold
07-01-2010, 10:49 PM
I don't agree with how long the contract is but what a great sign this would be for the Lakers. Talk about adding depth to the team.

I think the Lakes don't have a choice. Considering the contracts so far this off-season:

Gooden-$32M
Frye-$30M
Amir freaking Johnson-$34M

If the Lakes don't come with a big offer and give him 5 years, someone else will...

howiend
07-01-2010, 10:49 PM
he sure is worth much more than drew gooden

championships
07-01-2010, 10:52 PM
sounds like more BS to me

GOON MUSIC
07-01-2010, 10:53 PM
He passes on way too many shots. In my opinion you have cheaper and arguably better shooting options in Morrow and Korver.

Lakers should be all over Korver. Hes the best single season shooter in NBA history.

i would love morrow over miller

but im not the lakers FO and this is whats being presented to us

x_notorious
07-01-2010, 10:59 PM
Miller would be a better fit for the Lakers right now than Morrow. Of course this could change, but Miller has a better all around game. Morrow is a lights out shooter from range, but Miller could knock 'em down as well. He's a way more versatile player than Morrow.

Kakaroach
07-01-2010, 11:02 PM
I do have to admit, turning down a full MLE contract for the 2-time defending champs would be pretty hard, I don't see how Miller doesn't end up with the Lakers now.

JNA17
07-01-2010, 11:03 PM
i love this. Make this happen please. I think the years might be too much but he's the perfect role player for the triangle.

x_notorious
07-01-2010, 11:08 PM
I do have to admit, turning down a full MLE contract for the 2-time defending champs would be pretty hard, I don't see how Miller doesn't end up with the Lakers now.

The only obstacle I see in this is the reported deadline the Lakers gave to Mike Miller (which is tonight). Jerry Buss is infamous to giving these out like lollipops. Just ask the candy man.

ShakeN'Bake
07-01-2010, 11:14 PM
5 years is too long.

ElFuturoDeESPN
07-01-2010, 11:48 PM
Yay, another reason to despise the Lakers! Good move, nonetheless, another good offensive role-player for them to utilize, and while I personally think he's on the downside of his career a two year deal can't hurt any.

Edit: Five years? My mistake. Does that mean he finishes career as a Laker? Not like he has that many solid years left to begin with....

PLAYERS FAN
07-01-2010, 11:57 PM
I rather have Anthony Morrow.

xabial
07-02-2010, 12:00 AM
Too Long.

Mudvayne91
07-02-2010, 12:05 AM
How do the damn Lakers seem to add a great player every year? BOO

JNA17
07-02-2010, 12:08 AM
also we don't know the FULL contract yet, for all we know the last 2 or 3 years of it could be team options

robdog_5
07-02-2010, 12:09 AM
Miller good offensive player, shooter, versitile. Horrible on Defense though, He's in go at him.

topdog
07-02-2010, 12:11 AM
Honestly, in the Lakers system Miller can be both your shooter and your PG. He's not the greatest defender but he's got length and he has enough handles to get the ball up the court.

RaiderLakersA's
07-02-2010, 12:13 AM
also we don't know the FULL contract yet, for all we know the last 2 or 3 years of it could be team options

That's what I was thinking, too...that the last couple of years may be a team option.

Lakersho
07-02-2010, 12:39 AM
love to have miller , c'mon miller join us... we'd be pretty cool , still would like to get steve blake , dont know how i'm not a g. m.

J4KOP99
07-02-2010, 12:56 AM
5 years is too long.

completely agree but I'm waiting to hear more details

ClayMatthews
07-02-2010, 12:58 AM
Way to represent south dakota!

mynameismo
07-02-2010, 12:59 AM
Great pick up for the Lakers. This means Shannon Brown is up for grabs.

PraiseJesus
07-02-2010, 01:03 AM
seems like a long contract...

Melo15
07-02-2010, 01:07 AM
Long contract, hopefully the last few years are team options. If so, great pickup by the Lakers.

GoatMilk
07-02-2010, 01:09 AM
I rather have Anthony Morrow.

Lakers can't offer him more than Golden State would be willing to match
he's a restricted FA

Avenged
07-02-2010, 01:11 AM
The Lakers have opened discussions with free-agent swingman Mike Miller although no contract has been offered, a source close to the situation said Thursday.

http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/news/story?id=5347642

PLAYERS FAN
07-02-2010, 01:19 AM
Lakers can't offer him more than Golden State would be willing to match
he's a restricted FA

:(

Welcome to the Lakers Mike Miller :D











:sigh:

PraiseJesus
07-02-2010, 01:31 AM
We Want MORROW

mavwar53
07-02-2010, 01:35 AM
Miller is a great player, so underrated, he can control an offense, he rebounds great, he shoots great, he's a good passer, his defense is better than most people think IMO. This would be the best signing the lakers could make.

KB24PG16
07-02-2010, 01:43 AM
if its going to be 5 years i hope their is a team option after 2 or 3 years otherwise i think the lakers will be overpaying him in his 4/5th year

robdizzle3
07-02-2010, 02:08 AM
I love this seal, because he's more than just a shooter and we need that, because LO cant be the only one who can create offense on the bench.

_KB24_
07-02-2010, 02:29 AM
Where the hell does this leave Walton then? We're going to be playing a third string SF 5 million to rot the bench? I don't like the sound of that. We have to get rid of Walton if Miller is signing with us.

kblo247
07-02-2010, 02:39 AM
Where the hell does this leave Walton then? We're going to be playing a third string SF 5 million to rot the bench? I don't like the sound of that. We have to get rid of Walton if Miller is signing with us.

That back could be done as he said surgery was a last option, but an option in the exit interviews. If that is the case, insurance would cover him.

The Raven
07-02-2010, 02:41 AM
A bit long in my opinion. Id rather have him at like a 3 year deal since he's already 30. I do though think its a good signing if it gets done. But id prefer something in the 3 year range since i doubt he's going to be playing at a high level at 34 or 35

21isBack
07-02-2010, 05:06 AM
Mike Miller offered 5yr./30mil from the Championship Lakers

http://hoopshype.com/rumors.htm

Oaktown R8ers
07-02-2010, 05:14 AM
6 mill a year to ride the bench?

FarOutIos
07-02-2010, 05:14 AM
Sounds about right.

40oz
07-02-2010, 05:25 AM
Cool wit me.

Kyben36
07-02-2010, 05:41 AM
its not a great deal, he is getting paid 6 mil a year ( which is less than he deserves if you ask me ) under a contract he will probably retire out of B4 its over.

FarOutIos
07-02-2010, 05:43 AM
Yeah, seems like he could be a great piece to a championship team. Hits the three. Rebounds. Passes well. Good all around player.

With the lack of good swing players, his value will go up. That's probably why the Lakers are putting a rush on his decision.

NBA-GMaster
07-02-2010, 05:58 AM
Signing 6 M contract.. Does this means they will just resign Brown and Fisher for the PG spot??

Kevj77
07-02-2010, 06:21 AM
^^ They will sign Fish, but Brown is gone. The triangle doesn't need a true PG.

magichatnumber9
07-02-2010, 06:33 AM
Good move by the Lakers

-Kobe24-TJ19-
07-02-2010, 06:43 AM
Really good move by the Lakers!
Now PJ is back and hope T-Mac is coming as well, brown and farmar are gone which opens more playing time for Sasha at PG(6'7'' PG)

Miller shot .480 from three last year and averaged 4 assists
I hope he's smart and signs with Lakers!

Big Quett
07-02-2010, 06:44 AM
6 mill a year to ride the bench?

Just like paying Lamar 9 mil for the same thing. People are saying he is overpaid but guys c'mon Luke Walton is getting basically the same thing. Miller is hands down better than he is. Can play pg,sg and sf.

Mochalman
07-02-2010, 06:48 AM
overpay? yes
but with this being the year to overpay for everyone this contract actually makes sense.

PrettyBoyJ
07-02-2010, 08:58 AM
I like the move.. shoulda been 5 yrs 20 mil maybe.. but as long as they resign Fish and a back up pg they'll be in good shape

Rocco007
07-02-2010, 08:58 AM
Gooden just signed a simmilar deal with Milwaukee...

and Miller is twice the player...

This guy is a difference maker...

Not just a standup shooter...

At 6'8", he can handle, pass and rebound...

and He's a willing defender...

JDizzle
07-02-2010, 09:00 AM
lakers keep building onto the dynasty

cubulls
07-02-2010, 09:07 AM
Deadly shooter. Definitely worth the money.

thedfactor
07-02-2010, 09:30 AM
Yeah good add for the Lakers. I wish Dallas would go after him, but that won't happen

zambo4president
07-02-2010, 09:53 AM
Every thread it's he got overpaid :cry:!!!!!!! Miller to the Lakers for $6 Million a season is great, he's another do it all guy, wait until you guys see him in Purple and Gold you'll be sure as hell glad you picked him up. It says they were to offer him that deal not that he accepted.

Raidaz4Life
07-02-2010, 09:55 AM
Every thread it's he got overpaid :cry:!!!!!!! Miller to the Lakers for $6 Million a season is great, he's another do it all guy, wait until you guys see him in Purple and Gold you'll be sure as hell glad you picked him up. It says they were to offer him that deal not that he accepted.

Yup! I actually do not expect him to accept it, I'm pretty sure some team is going to come along and offer him a 5 year 48 mil contract and a starting job and he'll go there.

awmathewsjr
07-02-2010, 10:08 AM
I think 6mil a year is not enough seeing that Darko Milicic just signed a 5mil a yr deal(4yrs-20mil) and Drew Gooden signed a 6.4mil a yr deal(5yrs/32mil). I guarantee he will get a better offer.

Avenged
07-02-2010, 10:28 AM
Come on Miller, accept the offer. :pray:

The Lakers won't have to rely on Artest/Odom/Sasha for perimeter shooting anymore.

rhjr06
07-02-2010, 11:26 AM
if miller excepts it can the lakers still go after t-mac?

Allstar21
07-02-2010, 12:06 PM
if miller excepts it can the lakers still go after t-mac?

huh? why would they get t-mac? mcgrady is gonna go to either knicks, nets, or miami depending on whereever the most superstars are...he wont get anything more than the mimimum (at least he doesnt deserve anything more than the mini)

Miller on the Lakers would be KILLER. I don't want mike miller for 5 years....no way but this is the Lakers, they know their window is forever. Kobe only has so many games left in him, same for Artest, one year more for Jackson. Miller can play some point guard too with him and Kobe taking the ball up the court.

Miller
Kobe
Artest
Gasol
Bynum

or if they wanna do nothing but runnnnnnnnn

Miller
Kobe
Artest
Odom
Gasol

x_notorious
07-02-2010, 12:07 PM
Despite conflicting reports as to whether or not the Lakers have made an offer to Mike Miller or not, Fox's Jeff Goodman said on Twitter that they have given Miller a deadline of Tuesday to make a decision. Goodman also says Miller talked to Kobe Bryant on Thursday night. Tuesday may not be enough time for Miller to learn where LeBron James will end up, but it's hard to imagine him turning down a rumored $30 million to play for the Lakers.

rotoworld

xbrackattackx
07-02-2010, 12:09 PM
I like Miller and I could see PJ using him with Sasha at the PG duties when Fisher needs a breather.

Kakaroach
07-02-2010, 12:14 PM
Deadline of Tuesday sounds reasonable. I'm sure he will accept unless something drastic happens.

Allstar21
07-02-2010, 12:17 PM
like mike miller to the knicks for max???!??!?!
:P

D Roses Bulls
07-02-2010, 03:04 PM
Dont know if this has been posted, but That would be a good pick up for the lake squad if he accepts. it was shown on twitter and daily dime. sorry bout the end of the title, copied and pasted too much

http://twitter.com/%40jalenrose

http://espn.go.com/nba/dailydime/_/page/dimelive-100702/daily-dime-live

td0tsfinest
07-02-2010, 03:06 PM
That would be a big move for the Lakers. They need a quality perimeter player off the bench. A lot of teams are going to be vastly improved, so Sasha and Luke aren't going to cut it.

RadiantShot
07-02-2010, 03:08 PM
Eh.
Never was a huge fan of Mike Miller.
5 years/30 million is a long contract..They have to be willing to take it. Otherwise, I think it's a great pick-up. Sasha doesn't cut it. They're lacking three-point threats.

D Roses Bulls
07-02-2010, 03:09 PM
Eh.
Never was a huge fan of Mike Miller.
5 years/30 million is a long contract..They have to be willing to take it. Otherwise, I think it's a great pick-up. Sasha doesn't cut it. They're lacking three-point threats.

I think its a definite upgrade and he still has a lot of game left.

Iodine
07-02-2010, 03:10 PM
Is it that hard to look and see if a threads been made?
I mean the other thread has over 5 pages.

D Roses Bulls
07-02-2010, 03:11 PM
Is it that hard to look and see if a threads been made?
I mean the other thread has over 5 pages.

:facepalm: didnt your mom ever tell you if you dont have nothing nice to say, dont say it at all.

D Roses Bulls
07-02-2010, 03:12 PM
well then this thread should be UPDATED cause he was offered a contract

ManRam
07-02-2010, 03:17 PM
Jalen Rose (http://twitter.com/%40jalenrose) and Jeff Goodman (http://twitter.com/goodmanonfox/status/17581166819) reporting that the Lakers have in fact offered a 5 year 30 million dollar deal and that the Lakers have told him he must make a decision by Tuesday.

kblo247
07-02-2010, 03:23 PM
Thanks ManRam for the update :cheers:

KB24PG16
07-02-2010, 03:31 PM
looks like its an official contract offer. im not sure how i feel about cash and years

albertc86
07-02-2010, 03:35 PM
id be more comfortable if it was half of mle 3yrs 15 mil

You make it seem like you're paying him. The Lakers could always trade him in his latter years, you know?

Wisdom Listens
07-02-2010, 03:56 PM
So wouldn't that bump their cap number up to like $90 million? I am a noob in terms of understanding the NBA salary cap, but it seems like they are exceeding their limit here. Would anyone care to clarify?

kblo247
07-02-2010, 04:05 PM
So wouldn't that bump their cap number up to like $90 million? I am a noob in terms of understanding the NBA salary cap, but it seems like they are exceeding their limit here. Would anyone care to clarify?

The NBA has a soft cap and then a luxury tax threshold before you start getting taxed a dollar for a dollar. It would place the team at 87mil I think, and if Fish and them get their dollar terms straight they would be at around 90mil. That is where they were last year as well.

This year though the fans will likely have to pay for some of it as LA didn't raise ticket prices last year.

Rivera
07-02-2010, 04:16 PM
ummm can someone educate me please

because didnt the lakers use their MLE on artest last year??

and their still over the cap....i think?

kblo247
07-02-2010, 04:26 PM
ummm can someone educate me please

because didnt the lakers use their MLE on artest last year??

and their still over the cap....i think?

You get the MLE every year. You just pay the tax for using it in their case.

You are thinking of the BAE/LLE that cannot be used 2 consecutive years

Aiwokote
07-02-2010, 04:45 PM
His game appears similar to Hedo Turkoglu only with more outside shooting and less slashing no?

Wisdom Listens
07-02-2010, 04:46 PM
His game appears similar to Hedo Turkoglu only with more outside shooting and less slashing no?

Pretty much. Miller literally lives on the three point line.

fresh prince
07-02-2010, 05:53 PM
You know this would be a good point, if you know miller's career average of 13.7 ppg is better than vlads best of 12 ppg on a seattle team that finished under 500

And you know mike miller is a career 40% shooter from 3 and has shot over 50% from 3 three different seasons.....

More important than that is the fact that Miller can do other things beside shoot. He is a good ball handler (would be able to intitiate the triangle at times) and a very underrated passer/ playmaker.

Hes an all around player that happens to have a great shot as opposed to just being a shooter. Its too many years but probably the only way the Lakers can match the total $$ sum of what he would make elsewhere.

I like this move alot for the first 3 years. Perfect fit for the club.

JordansBulls
07-02-2010, 07:39 PM
This doesn't happen anymore.

Vikingfan84
07-02-2010, 08:25 PM
Mike Miller is one of the best sharp-shooters after Ray Allen in my mind. I think he would fit well with the Lakers, but I don't see where he would get nearly enough playing time behind Artest. Isn't Walton still under contract too?

jay87shot
07-02-2010, 08:37 PM
How do the lakers have money to sign anyone they are way over the cap

Verbal Christ
07-02-2010, 09:33 PM
miller is deadly accurate from 3, that would add a different dimension to an already formidable team.

iggypop123
07-02-2010, 09:50 PM
How do the lakers have money to sign anyone they are way over the cap

Mid Level Exception. every team has it

dodie53
07-02-2010, 10:10 PM
How do the lakers have money to sign anyone they are way over the cap

the lakers can do whatever they want

hehe
just kidding

lakers4sho
07-02-2010, 10:23 PM
How do the lakers have money to sign anyone they are way over the cap

Because we just do, ok??

Don't complain, sheesh :rolleyes:

Statik1
07-02-2010, 10:32 PM
Steve Blake just signed with the Lakers looks like this is off.

Raidaz4Life
07-02-2010, 10:33 PM
How do the lakers have money to sign anyone they are way over the cap

because they found a way to cheat the system

dwadefan03
07-02-2010, 10:36 PM
not happening, blake just signed. Why would they need him anyway, they already got ron at the 3, and that would be alot of money for a guy that would only be playing 20-25 min a night

gerber
07-02-2010, 10:44 PM
I would like a smaller contract but BOSH, WADE, and JAMES can go wherever they want Lakers are getting stronger this off season, I like how they are adding to their bench with consistent role players who can contribute.

69centers
07-02-2010, 11:44 PM
Steve Blake just signed with the Lakers looks like this is off.

Yes, close thread please. They can't afford him now.

JOSKOMANG4
07-04-2010, 06:43 PM
if this was facebook.. I'd click "like this"

JOSKOMANG4
07-04-2010, 06:44 PM
C) Bynum
PF) Gasol
SF) Artest
SG) Kobe
PG) Fisher

Bench:

PG S.Blake
SG M.Miller
PF Odom
SF L.Walton
C DJ Mbenga
PF J.Powell
SF/SG A.Morrison