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Mike Miller
Mike Miller.jpg
Washington Wizards  – No. 6
Guard/Forward
Born February 19, 1980 (1980-02-19) (age 30)
Mitchell, South Dakota
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 218 lb (99 kg)
League NBA
College Florida
Draft 5th overall, 2000
Orlando Magic
Pro career 2000–present
Former teams Orlando Magic (2000-2003)
Memphis Grizzlies (2003-2008)
Minnesota Timberwolves (2008-2009)
Awards 2001 Rookie of the Year
2006 Sixth Man of the Year
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Michael "Mike" Lloyd Miller (born February 19, 1980 in Mitchell, South Dakota) is an American professional basketball player currently with the NBA's Washington Wizards.

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Career

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Early career

Known for his ability to hit the three-pointer, he attended the University of Florida from 1998 until 2000. As a sophomore, Miller led the Gators to the 2000 NCAA Championship game, losing to Michigan State. He hit perhaps the most dramatic shot of the tournament that year in the opening round versus Butler. As the fifth-seeded Gators trailed by one to underdog Butler, Miller drove to the basket and laid it in as time expired. That summer, he was taken with the 5th overall pick in the NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. Miller won the 2001 NBA Rookie of the Year Award while being the only first-year player to appear in all 82 regular season games.

Memphis Grizzlies

He was traded to Memphis midway through 2002–03 NBA season. He was the recipient of the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award for the 2005–06 season. He averaged 13.7 ppg 5.4 rpg 2.7 apg while shooting 47% from the field and 41% from three-point range, while playing 30.6 minutes per game.

On January 3, 2007 Miller made nine three-pointers in a win over the Golden State Warriors, breaking Sam Mack's Grizzlies' franchise record of eight in a game set in February 1999.[1] The two previous games Miller hit seven threes.[2] This made him the first NBA player to hit at least seven three-pointers in three consecutive games[3] since the Dallas Mavericks' George McCloud achieved it in 1996.[4]

He holds the Memphis Grizzlies franchise record for most points scored in a single game, with 45 on February 21, 2007, against the Golden State Warriors.[5]

After the 2006–07 NBA season, Miller was announced as a member of the USA Basketball team.

Minnesota Timberwolves

On June 26, 2008, Miller, along with Brian Cardinal, Jason Collins and the 5th pick of the 2008 NBA Draft, Kevin Love, were sent to Minnesota in exchange for Marko Jaric, Antoine Walker, Greg Buckner and the 3rd pick O. J. Mayo.[6]

Washington Wizards

On June 23, 2009, Miller, along with Randy Foye, were sent to the Washington Wizards for Oleksiy Pecherov, Etan Thomas, Darius Songaila, and a first round draft pick.[7] Miller suffered a shoulder injury and missed a few games during the early part of the 2009-10 NBA season.

Personal life

Mike and his wife, Jen, have two sons named Mason and Mavrick.[8] Miller is an avid lover of animals. He owns three dogs: a Weimaraner named Zeke and two Great Danes, Domino and Rookie. He also has an aquarium filled with exotic fish, and once owned a Java Macaque named Sonny. He often tells the story in which his monkey escaped from his room: "You would always put him in his room, and then we'd lock the door, and then we'd put the dogs out, and then we'd lock the front door. Well, he found out how to unlock doors, unlocked his door, went downstairs, let the dogs in the house and opened the front door. About an hour later we got a call from our neighbors, saying, 'Your monkey is riding your dogs around the neighborhood.'...I said, 'C'mon y'all, y'all got to get in the house." [9][10]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2000–01 Orlando 82 62 29.1 .436 .407 .711 4.0 1.7 .6 .2 11.9
2001–02 Orlando 63 53 33.7 .438 .383 .762 4.3 3.1 .8 .4 15.2
2002–03 Orlando 49 39 37.3 .418 .340 .847 5.8 2.8 .7 .3 16.4
2002–03 Memphis 16 13 22.5 .510 .500 .806 3.4 1.9 .4 .3 12.8
2003–04 Memphis 65 65 27.2 .438 .372 .723 3.3 3.6 .9 .2 11.1
2004–05 Memphis 76 51 30.0 .505 .433 .720 3.9 2.9 .7 .3 13.4
2005–06 Memphis 74 9 30.6 .466 .407 .800 5.4 2.7 .7 .4 13.7
2006–07 Memphis 70 69 39.1 .460 .406 .793 5.4 4.3 .8 .3 18.5
2007–08 Memphis 70 70 35.3 .502 .432 .774 6.7 3.4 .5 .2 16.4
2008–09 Minnesota 73 47 32.3 .482 .378 .732 6.6 4.5 .4 .4 9.9
Career 638 478 32.3 .462 .401 .767 5.0 3.2 .7 .3 13.9

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2000–01 Orlando 4 4 28.0 .396 .389 .750 4.5 1.8 .0 .8 12.0
2001–02 Orlando 4 1 18.0 .333 .125 1.000 1.3 1.3 1.0 .0 4.8
2003–04 Memphis 4 4 24.5 .353 .385 .333 3.0 .8 1.2 .0 7.5
2004–05 Memphis 4 4 27.5 .486 .471 1.000 2.5 2.8 .0 .8 12.0
2005–06 Memphis 4 1 26.8 .400 .125 1.000 3.8 1.8 .5 .5 8.5
Career 20 14 25.0 .400 .344 .875 3.0 1.7 .6 .4 9.0

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Awards
Preceded by
Elton Brand and Steve Francis
NBA Rookie of the Year
2001
Succeeded by
Pau Gasol
Preceded by
Ben Gordon
NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award
2005–06
Succeeded by
Leandro Barbosa

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