Mike Bibby Heading To Miami Heat?

February 28, 2011 – 4:21 pm by Ryan Phillips

Well, the Miami Heat are already rumored to be picking up one recently bought out player in Troy Murphy and it appears another is on the way.

Mike Bibby has reportedly agreed to a buyout with the Washington Wizards and plans on taking his talents to South Beach. While Murphy still could end up with the Boston Celtics, apparently Bibby has made it known that he wants to end up with the Heat.

The Celtics and Portland Trail Blazers have also expressed interest in the 32-year-old point guard, but unless something drastic happens, we expect him to end up with the Heat.

Bibby is in his 13th NBA season and spent the last four seasons with the Atlanta Hawks before being dealt to the Wizards at the trade deadline. His numbers have steadily decreased since he was shipped to Atlanta by the Sacramento Kings in 2008, and this year he is averaging just 9.1 points, 3.6 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game. On top of that he has clearly lost a step defensively and is only averaging 29.4 minutes per game.

Bibby is clearly not the player he once was, but apparently the Heat want a veteran point guard on the roster. Miami currently has Mario Chalmers, Carlos Arroyo and Eddie House in the fold, all of whom are capable of bringing the ball up. But Arroyo leaves much to be desired, House is a scoring guard and Chalmers is inexperienced and only playing 22.7 minutes per game.

Mike Bibby is a shell of his former self, but frankly he is probably an upgrade over what the Heat currently have at the point.

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  1. One Response to “Mike Bibby Heading To Miami Heat?”

  2. Wow! If this were 2006, the Heat would have the best team in the NBA. Jamaal Magliore, Mike Bibby, Mike Miller, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Juwan Howard, James Jones, Eddie House and Udonis Haslem… Hell if it were 2006 they wouldn’t even need Lebron, Wade and Bosh.

    In any event, having allstars from 5 years ago doesn’t really help too much in most sports, least of all in the NBA. The Heat’s biggest playoff problem is going to be what happens once these guys exceed 82 games on this season’s odometer. They’re too old to succeed this year.

    By Justin on Mar 3, 2011

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