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Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Following back-to-back NBA championships in Miami, returned to Memphis to average 7.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists on .481 shooting (.459 3FG shooting ) in 20.8 minutes in 82 games ( four starts) in seventh season with the Grizzlies and 14th in the NBA… the only Grizzlies player to play all 82 games… Appeared in every game for the second time in his career after his 2000-01 rookie season with Orlando… Became the 23rd player in NBA history to play a full 82-game slate ion his 14th NBA season or later… Ranked second in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage behind Atlanta’s Kyle Korver… Recorded the second-highest three-point percentage of his career (.480 for Washington in 2009-2010)… Shot a career-high .602 eFG%.... Notched his ninth season shooting at least 40 percent from beyond the arc, tied for third in NBA history behind only Steve Nash (13) and Reggie Miller (10)… Posted his eighth season with at least 100 triples (107), his first since the 2007-08 season… Made 103 three-point percentage after the All-Star Break… Became the third player in NBA history to make 100 three-pointers and shoot at least .450 from three-point range in his 14th NBA season or later, joining Dale Ellis (1998-98) and Ray Allen (2011-2012)… Grabbed a season-high nine rebounds on Nov. 9 vs. Golden State… Recorded 19 points and five three-pointers, tied for the most made by any Grizzlies player in a single game this season, on Feb.18 vs. New York… That started a run of three consecutive double-digit scoring efforts off the bench from Feb. 18-22, his longest streak since doing so in five-straight games from April 7-15, 2006… Scored all of his 19 points in the fourth quarter on Feb. 28 at Oklahoma City… Scored 19 points on April 11 vs. Philadelphia, starting another streak of three-straight double-digit games off the bench.. Capped that run with a season-high 21 points and five three-pointers on April 14 at Phoenix, helping Memphis clinch its franchise-record fourth consecutive playoff berth… Averaged 17.7 points on .724 shooting (.786 3FG shooting) in 24.7 minutes in those three games from April 11-14… Led the team or tied for the team lead in scoring twice, rebounding twice, assists once, steals six times and blocks once… Scored 10+ points 25 times and 20+ points once… Made multiple three-pointers in a game 34 times… Received his 2013 NBA Championship ring when Memphis played at Miami on March 21... Has played 88 games this season, including regular season and playoff games, his most combined games in any season (prev. 86 as a rookie in 2000-01 with Orlando).

PREVIOUS SEASONS:

2012-13 (Miami): Completed his third season with the Miami Heat and 13th in the NBA with averages of 4.8 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists on .433 shooting in 15.3 minutes in 59 games (17 starts)… His 59 games played were his most in a season since appearing in 73 contests with Minnesota during the 2008-09 season… Ranked third on the Heat and 17th in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage (.417)… Scored his 10,000th career point on Dec. 25 vs. Oklahoma City… Recorded his 500th career steal on Nov. 29 vs. San Antonio… Scored a season-high 26 points on April 5 at Charlotte… Scored in double figures 11 times and 20-plus points twice… Missed a total of four games due to sickness, including one game on Feb. 12 vs. Portland with the flu and three games from Feb. 20-23 with a head cold… DNP (Coach’s Decision) 19 times… 2013 Playoffs: Earned his second NBA Championship with the Miami Heat… Averaged 3.4 points and 1.9 rebounds on .467 shooting in 13.6 minutes in 17 playoff games (five starts)… Shot .444 from three-point range… His five starts were a career high for a single postseason… Posted 5.3 points and 2.7 rebounds on .591 shooting in 21.8 minutes in seven games (four starts) during the 2013 NBA Finals… Scored a postseason-high 15 points on 5-of-5 shooting (all from three-point range) in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on June 11 at San Antonio… Made nine of his first 10 three-point attempts in the first three games of the NBA Finals and made 11-of-18 from long range (.611) during the series.

2011-12 (Miami): Averaged 6.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists on .435 shooting in 19.3 minutes in 39 games (two starts) for the Heat… Tied for fourth in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage (.453)… After missing the first 12 games of the season (Dec. 25, 2011-Jan. 13, 2012) recovering from sports hernia surgery, went a perfect 6-of-6 from the field (all from three-point range) in a win over San Antonio, with the six total field goals and six three-point field goals both representing his most attempts in a single game without a miss… 2012 Playoffs: Came off the bench in all 23 games for the NBA Champion Heat, averaging 5.2 points and 2.5 rebounds on .404 shooting in 16.0 minutes… Posted 6.2 points and 1.8 rebounds in 8.8 minutes on .563 shooting and .636 three-point field goal percentage in the NBA Finals vs. Oklahoma City… Set postseason career highs in points (23) and three-point field goals made (7) and attempted (8) in the championship-clinching Game 5 of the NBA Finals on June 21, 2012 vs. Oklahoma City… His seven treys in Game 5 of the Finals tied the Heat postseason single-game record and were one shy of the NBA Finals individual record… Became the fourth player in NBA Finals history to make at least seven treys in a game… His seven threes were the most by a non-starter in NBA Finals history…

2010-11 (Miami): Averaged 5.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists on .401 shooting in 20.4 minutes in 41 games (two starts) in his first season in Miami… Set the Heat franchise record for points in a second quarter with 22 on Jan. 22, 2011 vs. Toronto… 2011 Playoffs: Recorded 2.6 points and 2.7 rebounds in 11.9 minutes in 18 playoff games (zero starts)… Appeared in all six games during the NBA Finals, averaging 3.5 points and 2.8 rebounds in 15.7 minutes…

2009-10 (Washington): Registered 10.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists on .501 shooting in 33.4 minutes in 54 games (50 starts) in his lone season in Washington… Ranked second in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage (career-high .480)…

2008-09 (Minnesota): Averaged 9.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and a career-high 4.5 assists on .482 shooting in 32.3 minutes in 73 games (47 starts) with the Timberwolves… Led the team in three-point field goal percentage (.378)… Recorded single-season career highs in offensive (73) and total rebounds (483), assists (326) and blocks (31)…

2007-08 (Memphis): Started all 70 games in which he appeared for the Mmephis Grizzlies, averaging 16.4 points, a career-high 6.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists on .502 shooting in 35.3 minutes… Recorded single-season career highs in defensive rebounds (416) and free throw attempts (212)… Led the team and ranked 10th in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage (.432)… Became the 43rd player in NBA history to reach 1,000 career three-point field goals made on Jan. 4, 2008 vs. Boston… Set a Grizzlies franchise record with two four-point plays in a single game on Dec. 14, 2007 vs. LA Clippers… Tallied career highs in both free throws made (12) and attempted (13) on Jan. 6, 2008 vs. Miami… Tied two franchise records with eight defensive rebounds in the first quarter and 11 defensive rebounds in the first half on Dec. 1, 2007 vs. Minnesota…

2006-07 (Memphis): Averaged a career-high 18.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists on .460 shooting in 39.1 minutes in 70 games (69 starts)… Recorded single-season career highs in points (1,293), scoring average, field goals made (465) and attempted (1,010), three-point field goals made (202) and attempted (498) and minutes (2,740)… Ranked among NBA leaders in three-point field goals made (3rd) and attempted (3rd), minutes per game (12th), three-point field goal percentage (19th) and scoring average (27th)… Set franchise single-season records in three-point field goals made and attempted and set the single-game record for treys in a game with nine twice (Jan. 3, 2007 vs. Golden State and Feb. 21, 2007 at Golden State)… Also tied the franchise record for threes in a quarter with five on Jan. 31, 2007 vs. Dallas… Set the franchise single-game scoring record with a career-high 45 points on Feb. 21, 2007 at Golden State… Led the team in points scored, field goals made and attempted, three-point field goals made and attempted, starts and minutes played… Logged a career-high 53 minutes on Dec. 18, 2006 vs. Seattle… Recorded a career-high 31 games with at least 20 points, a career-high six games with 30-or-more points and one 40-point performance… Made at least one trey in a career-high 27 consecutive games from Dec. 13, 2006-Feb. 3, 2007… Had a career-high 48 multi-trey games… Participated in the Three-Point Shootout at All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas and finished fourth…

2005-06 (Memphis): Posted 13.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists on .466 shooting in 30.6 minutes in 74 games (nine starts)…Captured the 2005-06 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in his only season with the Grizzlies in which he made more reserve appearances than starts… Recorded a single-season career high in free throws made (168)… Ranked among the NBA leaders in three-point field goal percentage (.407, 18th) and three-point field goals made (138, 22nd)… Led the team in three-point field goals made and three-point field goal percentage… Scored a season-high 41 points off the bench on March 17, 2006 vs. Denver, setting a Grizzlies record for points by a reserve in a single game and recording his highest career total off the bench… Posted his lone career triple-double – the first in Memphis history – off the bench with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists on Jan. 10, 2006 vs. Sacramento… Made a career-high 35 consecutive free throw attempted from March 14-April 2, 2006… 2006 Playoffs: Averaged 8.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists on .400 shooting in 26.8 minutes in four games during the Grizzlies’ opening round playoff series against Dallas…

2004-05 (Memphis): Averaged 13.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists on .505 shooting in 30.0 minutes in 76 games (51 starts)… Ranked among the NBA leaders in three-point field goal percentage (.433, 4th) and field goal percentage (17th)… Set a career high for field goal percentage… Led the team in points (1,022), field goals made (387) and attempted (766), three-point field goals made (140) and attempted (323) and three-point field goal percentage… Made a game-winning buzzer-beater on April 18, 2005 vs. San Antonio… 2005 Playoffs: Averaged 12.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists on .486 shooting in four games during the Grizzlies’ opening round playoff series against Phoenix… Shot 8-of-17 from three-point range (.471)…

2003-04 (Memphis): Posted 11.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists on .438 shooting in 27.2 minutes in 65 games (all starts), helping lead the Grizzlies to the NBA Playoffs for the first time in franchise history… Recorded a single-season career high in steals (59)… 2004 Playoffs: Averaged 7.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists on .353 shooting in 24.5 minutes in four games during the Grizzlies’ opening round series against San Antonio…

2002-03 (Orlando/Memphis): Split the season between Orlando and Memphis… Appeared in 65 total games (52 starts), averaging 15.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists on .434 shooting in 33.6 minutes… Averaged 16.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists on .418 shooting in 37.3 minutes in 49 games (39 starts) for Orlando… Posted 12.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists on .510 shooting in 22.5 minutes in 16 games (13 starts) for Memphis… Grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds on Nov. 24, 2002 vs. Miami…

2001-02 (Orlando): Averaged 15.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists on .438 shooting in 36.6 minutes in 63 games (53 starts) in his second NBA season… Started for the Sophomore Team in the Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Philadelphia and tallied seven points, seven rebounds and a game-high 11 assists in 24 minutes… Participated in the Three-Point Shootout at All-Star Weekend and finished sixth… 2002 Playoffs: Averaged 4.8 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists on .333 shooting in four games in Orlando’s opening round series against Charlotte…

2000-01 (Orlando): Posted 11.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists on .436 shooting in 29.1 minutes, appearing in all 82 games (62 starts) for the only time in his career… Named the 2000-01 NBA Rookie of the Year and was the lone unanimous selection on the NBA All-Rookie First Team… Named NBA Rookie of the Month for Feburary 2001 and Co-Rookie of the Month for March 2001… The only rookie to play a full 82-game slate… Led Orlando in three-point field goals made (148) and set Magic rookie records for three-point field goals made and attempted (364) in a season… Led all rookies in three-point field goal percentage (.407) and ranked third among all rookies in scoring average… Totaled 11 points and two rebounds in 23 minutes for the Rookie Team in the Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Washington… 2001 Playoffs: Averaged 12.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists on .396 shooting in 28.0 minutes in the Magic’s opening round series against Milwaukee.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
The early-entry candidate was drafted by the Orlando Magic in the first round of the 2000 NBA Draft on June 28, 2000… Traded by the Orlando Magic with Ryan Humphrey, a 2003 first round draft pick and a 2004 second round draft pick to the Memphis Grizzlies for Drew Gooden and Gordon Giricek… Signed a multi-year extension with the Memphis Grizzlies on Oct. 4, 2003… Traded by the Memphis Grizzlies with Brian Cardinal, Jason Collins and the draft rights to Kevin Love (fifth overall in the 2008 NBA Draft) to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Greg Buckner, Marko Jaric, Antoine Walker and the draft rights to O.J. Mayo (third overall in the 2008 NBA Draft) on June 26, 2008… Traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves with Randy Foye to the Washington Wizards for Oleksiy Pecherov, Darius Songaila, Etan Thomas and a 2009 first round draft pick on June 24, 2009… Signed as a free agent with the Miami Heat on July 15, 2010… Waived by the Miami Heat on July 16, 2013… Signed as a free agent with the Memphis Grizzlies on July 30, 2013... Signed as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Aug. 5, 2014.

COLLEGE CAREER:
Played two seasons at the University of Florida, helping the Gators reach the 2000 NCAA Championship Game… Averaged 13.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.25 steals on .483 shooting in 26.7 minutes in 65 career games with Florida… Joined teammate Donnell Harvey as the first duo in school history to be drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft in the same year… Became the second player in program history to lead the team in scoring as both a freshman (12.2 points) and a sophomore (14.1 points)… Despite playing just two seasons, left Florida as the school’s all-time NCAA Tournament leader in eight different categories… 1999-00 (Sophomore): Averaged 14.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.24 steals on .476 shooting in 28.6 minutes in 37 games, leading the Gators to the 2000 NCAA Championship Game… Named First Team All-SEC by the coaches and Second Team All-SEC by The Associated Press… Named Most Outstanding Player of the 2000 East Regional… Hit the gamewinning shot as time expired to give Florida a 69-68 overtime win over Butler in the first round of the NCAA Tournament… 1998- 99 (Freshman): Named First Team Freshman All-America by Sports Illustrated and Basketball News after averaging 12.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.25 steals on .494 shooting in 24.2 minutes in 28 games in his first year at Florida… Also named Third Team All-SEC by the coaches… Joined teammate Udonis Haslem as the fourth and fifth Gator frosh to be named All-SEC… Became the third freshman in school history to lead the team in scoring… Voted one of the five most influential freshman in the nation according to Sport Magazine.

PERSONAL:
Born Feb. 19, 1980 in Mitchell, S.D… Full name is Michael Lloyd Miller… Nicknamed “Slim”… Parents are Tom and Sheryl Miller… He and his wife, Jennifer, who played volleyball at the University of Florida, have two sons, Mason and Mavrick, and a daughter, Jaelyn… His brothers, Ryan and Jared, each played basketball collegiately at Northern State in South Dakota… Ryan, who was a Division II All-American and a tenth-round draft pick in the 1999 CBA Draft by Sioux Falls, went on to play professionally in Australia… His sister, Chelsey, played volleyball at Northern State, and his dad played basketball at Dakota Wesleyan University… Has his own Web site, www.mikemiller33.com... Has his own foundation, the Mike Miller Foundation, which encourages kids to enjoy a healthy lifestyle and provides aid to disadvantaged or disabled children in the states of Minnesota, Tennessee, South Dakota and Florida… Hosts an annual poker and golf tournament to benefit his foundation… Won the NBA Community Assist Award for the month of May 2007 after he and his wife made a $1 million donation to establish the Mike and Jennifer Miller Endowment Fund to support the Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D… His foundation has donated over $1.5 million in cash and in-kind donations to the Sanford Children’s Hospital, Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Houston High School athletic program in Collierville, Tenn… Recognized by Parade magazine on its annual Most Generous Celebrities list for the donation to establish the endowment fund… Won the NBA Community Assist Award for the month of May 2008 after donating $200,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the largest single donation ever to St. Jude by a Grizzlies player… In honor of Miller’s contribution to St. Jude, the hospital named its exercise room the Mason and Mavrick Fitness Room after his two sons… Is a member of Hoop Heroes, a unique initiative that brings together NBA players and corporate sponsors to support children served by After School All-Stars, a national organization that provides comprehensive programming to middle school children in 13 cities across the country… As part of the program, Miller donated $20 per rebound during the 2010-11 regular season with a $5,000 minimum donation… Contributed $1,000 for every three-point field goal the Washington Wizards made on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2010 to the earthquake relief efforts in Haiti… Has an ownership stake in Let It Fly Energy (L.I.F.E.), an energy drink that is now available to the public… Enjoys hunting and fishing… His favorite sports other than basketball are football and baseball, and he is a fan of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings and MLB’s New York Yankees… A college roommate at the University of Florida of the Miami Heat’s Udonis Haslem.

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Height: 6'8''/ 2.03m
Weight: 218 lbs./ 98.9 kg
Born: February 19, 1980
From: University of Florida
Draft: 1st Round (5th pick) 2000 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2000
Years Pro: 14
Previous Teams:
  Memphis Grizzlies 2013 - 2013
  Miami Heat 2011 - 2013
  Washington Wizards 2010 - 2010
  Miami Heat 2010 - 2010
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Prior to NBA/Country: Florida/USA

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