Mike Miller (basketball player)
Michael Lloyd Miller ( born February 19, 1980 in Mitchell, South Dakota ) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Miami Heat and will accrue from the upcoming season for the Memphis Grizzlies.
Childhood and youth
Mike Miller was born on February 19, 1980 in Mitchell, South Dakota, the son of Tom and Sheryl Miller. His father is an assistant director and former basketball player at Dakota Wesleyan College. His mother Sheryl is a teacher. He has two brothers, Ryan and Jared, as well as a sister named Chelsey. He attended the University of Florida, with its basketball team, he was able to celebrate the NCAA championship in 2000.
Draft and first years
In 2000 he was elected as the fifth of the entire Drafts of the Orlando Magic. In his first season he played all 82 season games, 62 from the beginning, which was reserved only three Magic players in front of him, and in the first play-off round four games. Nevertheless, his team lost four to three against the Milwaukee Bucks. He scored an average of 11.9 points and four rebounds in just 29 minutes per game. He also showed a strong performance in the three-point throws ( 40.7 %), which earned him ultimately the Rookie of the Year Award and the appointment to the NBA All- Rookie First Team. In addition, he set the franchise record for attempted and achieved threesome.
He was also part of the rookie team at the All -Star Game, scoring eleven points.
The 2000/01 season was quite successful for Miller. So he could improve his points on average 15 points per game, scored a Career High 32 points against Charlotte ( 24 November 2001), was twice ten assists, which also represented a Career and took eleven rebounds against Philadelphia (23 February 2002), again a Career. However, he was injured and fell 19 games out.
Trade to Memphis
In the following season he was then getraded from the Magic to Memphis. Overall, he graduated in the season 65 games, including 16 for Memphis. However, he could screw his career peak performance upwards. So he could excel with 13 assists. On 23 November, he scored his 3,000 against the LA Lakers. Point and pick up six days later against the Cleveland Cavaliers its 1,000. Rebound.
In the 2003-2004 season Miller was able to come up with best performance again. He could, for example, the season as the fourth- best three-point shooter ( 43.3 % - Karrierebestwert ) finish, scoring 37 points on 13 April 2005 against the Houston Rockets He bribed by his consistency, which was also reflected in the numbers: 10 points 52 times, 20 points 14 times and 30 points two times. From 7 to 20 December, he scored at least a three - point throw in nine consecutive games.
This season has been the most successful for Miller. He won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award with 88 of 123 possible votes. In addition it its so far the only triple -double against Sacramento succeeded on 10 January 2006. In addition, he scored his 5,000 career point and his 1,000 career assist.
After the 2006-2007 season, he was appointed to the U.S. basketball team.
2007-2008 he completed 70 games for Memphis, scoring an average of 16.4 points. His throw percentage was also excellent, with over 50 per cent. With 45 points against the Golden State Warriors, he managed his best result in terms of the yield point.
In the 2008 /09 season he was getraded to the Timberwolves with Kevin Love, Brian Cardinal and Jason Collins to Minnesota. In return, Memphis received O.J. Mayo, Antoine Walker, Marko Jaric and Greg Buckner.
In Minnosota but Miller was not happy, often only came off the bench and reached an average of 9.9 points per game the worst value of his entire professional career. Subsequently, Miller was traded in July 2009 on the Washington Wizards. There, however, he injured his shoulder and so came to only 54 games in the season.
After two stations where Miller was not happy, he joined in the summer of 2010 to Miami Heat, where he was intended to supplement the new superstars LeBron James and Chris Bosh. However, he was injured in the preseason in a duel with James so heavy that it fails for the rest of 2010. Also during the season 2011/2012 Miller struggled with various injuries and was never one hundred percent functional. Spite of this, the Heat again feed into the final of the NBA championship. The series won the Heat 4-1 victories and secured the championship. Although he did not get a lot of use in the time series due to his problems at the back, he ran in the 5th game of the series hot and scored 23 points. He was able to sink 7 of 8 litters of the 3 Series line. Also 2012/2013 Miller was able to back up again with the Heat the championship. In the summer of 2013, the Heat took advantage of the amnesty clause and dismissed Miller. The Heat saves approximately 17 million dollars in luxury tax in the coming season.
Shortly after his release, he returned to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Mike Miller is married to his wife Jen and has two sons named Mason and Maverick. He is also involved very much for charity and also has its own foundation that Mike Miller Foundation.