NBA Trade Rumors: Why the Miami Heat Shouldn't Trade Mike Miller

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NBA Trade Rumors: Why the Miami Heat Shouldn't Trade Mike Miller
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With the NBA Trade Deadline only a day away, the Miami Heat have emerged as team in the market for a deal. With all the moves they made in the offseason, the Heat don't have many trading chips, and most of their salary is tied up in their Big Three.

However, Mike Miller has been a name that's recently popped into the trade discussions. Although Miami signed Miller to a five-year deal in the offseason, he has played under expectations and appears to be expendable.

The sharpshooter missed the first 29 games of the season, and other than a 32-point performance against Toronto last month, Miller hasn't been the contributor Miami hoped he would when they signed him.

He is averaging a career-low 5.9 points per game on 38.7 percent shooting from beyond the arc.

So that begs the question: Should Miami trade Mike Miller?

The Heat lack depth at point guard and center, and those two positions have been their biggest weaknesses this season. Miller could be a perfect trading chip to acquire a point guard or center.

However, the Heat should not give up on Miller yet and keep him for the playoff run. Here is why.

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