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Miami Heat to Sign Mike Bibby



The Miami Heat dropped another tough game at home last night, this time falling to the New York Knicks. Their record against teams with winning percentages above .500 is not at all impressive, but they are about to make a move that could change how they play for the rest of this season.

The Washington Wizards have bought out the contract of point guard Mike Bibby, who they just acquired at the NBA trade deadline. By agreeing to the buyout, Bibby agreed to give up his entire $6.2 million for the 2011-2012 season.

Evidently, Bibby wants to win more than anything. As long as they can come to an agreement, which should not be all that difficult, Bibby will join the Heat.

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Once this happens, Bibby will start immediately. He will clear waivers on Wednesday, and is expected to sign with Miami by the end of this week and join the team for a very crucial stretch of the regular season.

He may not be as effective as he once was, but Bibby would provide an instant upgrade at the point for the Heat. This season, he is averaging 9.1 points to go along with 3.6 assists per game. He would join his brother-in-law, Eddie House, in Miami’s backcourt.

The knock against Miami all season long has been their inconsistent play at the point, where the team has had to switch between Dwyane Wade and LeBron James because Mario Chamers and Carlos Arroyo simply are not getting the job done. Bibby will make a big difference in allowing James and Wade to go back to their normal games. He will even help Chris Bosh get better looks.

Bibby still needs to officially clear waivers before he can sign anywhere. As soon as that happens, expect him to sign with the Heat.


By Rob Kelley
Pro Basketball Fans Miami Heat Correspondent
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