Wednesday , Feb , 13 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Mike Miller a Candidate in Miami

With Heat management expecting Shawn Marion not to opt out of his contract this summer, Pat Riley said Tuesday that ‘if the right deal surfaces in the next 10 days, we wouldn’t be averse to’ acquiring a player with multiple years left on his contract. But ”nothing like that is out there right now,’ Riley said. The Heat reportedly has been linked to Memphis’ Mike Miller, but Riley said he hasn’t ‘talked about any of that stuff.’  Incidentally, after Dallas failed to convince the Heat to buy out Shaquille O’Neal, the Mavericks offered Erick Dampier and discussed Jason Terry but never offered Josh Howard. Phoenix’s offer was much better. Click here for more from the Miami Herald.