Miller Willing to Be Traded for Dwight Howard

Pat Riley assures Mike Miller he will only be traded for a top tier player

By Todd Wright
|  Thursday, Feb 24, 2011  |  Updated 2:30 PM EDT
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DALLAS - FEBRUARY 13: NBA players Dwyane Wade (L) and Dwight Howard pose during T-Mobile's 100% Hoops Street held at NBA All Star Jam Session on February 13, 2010 in Dallas, Texas (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for T-Mobile) *** Local Caption *** Dwyane Wade;Dwight Howard

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At least Mike Miller is willing to take one for the team.

The injury-plagued sharp shooter has been the center of trade talks in recent days as the NBA deadline approaches and while that might bother some players, it doesn't Miller.

In fact he is thinking big - as in a really big man.

"I expect to be here. Unless they can get Dwight Howard or somebody like that," Miller said about trade rumors.

We like where your head is at, Mike.

Fans should be happy to see Miller's confidence in his value hasn't waivered despite not being able to get on the court for the Miami Heat.

True, the Heat need a center and it's also an accepted fact that Howard, the best big man in the league, might be ready to leave Mickey Mouse land for greener pastures.

But we don't think the Magic are that desperate to move their franchise player.

With only a few hours remaining before the deadline passes, Heat President Pat Riley has probably made his best effort to improve the team this season, and dangling Miller as trade bait didn't fetch any real offers.

So basically, Miller will be stuck on the bench in South Beach for at least this season and Howard will likely stay in his small world after all.

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