Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
The Miami Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-106 on Thursday night and captured their second title in franchise history. With it, LeBron James got his first ring AND so did MIKE MILLER!
That's right! The former TWolf captured his first ring after 12 years in the NBA. Last season former Timberwolves players Corey Brewer & Brian Cardinal got rings with the 2011 Champion Mavericks. Like those two, Miller didn't play much in the postseason and didn't contribute a whole lot to their teams championships.
Miller played just 39 regular season games (starting two), averaging 19.3mpg, 6.1ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.1apg, 44% FG, 45% 3PT. In the postseason, Miller played in 22 games, averaging 15.7mpg, 4.4ppg, 2.4rpg, 0.8apg, 38% FG, 36% 3PT. In the Finals (five games), Miller averaged 8.8mpg, 6.2ppg, 1.8rpg, 0.4rpg, 56% FG, 64% 3PT.
However, Miller had an incredible Game 5. He had 23pts, 5reb, 1stl, shot 7-for-11 from the field (64%) and 7-for-8 from deep (88%).
Miller was acquired by the Minnesota Timberwolves in a draft-night deal that sent O.J. Mayo the the Grizzlies and Kevin Love & Miller to the TWolves. Mike played just one season with the Wolves. He was traded the following summer (along with Randy Foye) to the Washington Wizards for the 5th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft (which ended up being Ricky Rubio).
In his one season with Minnesota, Miller played 73 games (starting 46), averaging 32.3mpg, 9.9ppg, 6.6rpg, 4.5apg, 48% FG, 38% 3PT and 73% FT.
With the NBA Finals out of the way and a champion crowned, the attention now turns to next Thursday's NBA Draft.
Until then, thanks for reading HOWL and GO WOLVES!
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