Miller on the Block?

Mike Miller is the most accomplished former Gator playing in the NBA, but for the second time in his career he may well be traded.

The Memphis Grizzlies swing man is being dangled as part of a package that might get the Grizzlies one of the top two picks in the upcoming NBA draft. The hottest rumor appears to have Miller heading to Miami along with the No. 5 and No. 28 picks in this draft in exchange for the Heat's No. 2 overall selection.

It's a deal that makes a lot of sense to me, especially for Miami. While the Grizzlies get either Derrick Rose or Michael Beasley, the top two talents in this year's draft, the Heat would get Miller's outstanding outside shooting and two first round selections to being the process of remaking their roster.

The deal may not happen before next Thursday's NBA draft. In fact it may not happen at all. But it's always interesting when someone you know is mentioned in such a prominent potential transaction.

Miller averaged 16.4 points for the Grizzlies last season and shot an outstanding 43 percent from three-point range. That percentage was second best in the NBA among players who attempted at least five long distant shots a game.

The former Gators has completed eight seasons in the NBA. He was drafted No. 5 in the first round by the Orlando Magic in 2000 and made the All-Rookie team in his first pro season, earning some rookie of the year recognition. In his third season in Mouseville he was sent to Memphis where he has been ever since.

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