Saturday , Feb , 09 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Mike Miller Expects to Be Traded

Miller knows that it’s possible that he’ll be dealt by the NBA’s Feb. 21 trade deadline but he seems unaffected by the notion.

"If a deal comes they can’t refuse, I don’t expect them not to take it," Miller said. "We understand each other. I told them I’m going to play as hard as I can. I’m going to try to win games. And they’ve been completely honest with me."

Miller spoke recently with Griz brass — owner Michael Heisley, general manager Chris Wallace and head coach Marc Iavaroni. The message conveyed was that anything can happen.

But Wallace passionately dispelled a myth making its way around the league.

"I’ve never had more calls from people checking in and registering interest like they have since we made the trade for Pau," Wallace said. "They think we’re in a deal mode. Some teams have an erroneous assumption we’re just dropping money. [Click here for more from the Memphis Commercial Appeal.]