The South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Ira Winderman has an update on where Heat guard Mike Miller's stands coming off offseason surgery. (Sulia link)
- The Heat are one of a handful of teams starting training camp on September 29th, getting a two-day jump on most teams, who get going on October 1st. The defending champs are afforded the extra preseason time because they're traveling overseas for a pair of exhibitions against the Clippers in China. Pat Riley, Erik Spoelstra and the rest of the Miami braintrust will have a few decisions to make, since they have 18 players under contract, but only 13 on guaranteed deals, as I outlined earlier. With two weeks to go in the Heat's offseason, let's check in on South Beach:
- Dwyane Wade has been in the media spotlight quite a bit as he promotes his new book. He shares the latest on his recovery from left knee surgery this summer, the Heat's chances of repeating, and the Lakers' big moves with Joe Brescia of The New York Times.
- The Heat could have avoided a $5.8MM luxury tax payment on Mike Miller's salary or pursued a $2.9MM injury exception, but instead Miller is healthy and ready to start the season, as Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel writes.
- Earlier we passed along a Q&A from Winderman that touched on the battle between Jarvis Varnado and Mickell Gladness, and in the same piece, Winderman calls Garrett Temple a "longshot" to make the roster, despite his ability to guard point guards one-on-one.