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Improbable return on schedule in Miami

Mike Miller, for the first time in his tenure with the Miami Heat, may just start a regular season in uniform. After considering retirement during the NBA Finals and then contemplating back surgery at the completion of the Heat's championship run, Miller is up and running and looking forward to the Sept. 29 start of training camp at AmericanAirlines Arena. "I'm feeling pretty good," he said Saturday. Instead of gaining a $2.9 million injury exception for a replacement player, the Heat apparently will have the real thing, with Miller hoping to pick up where he left off, which just happened to be with seven three-pointers in the Game 5 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder that gave the Heat their second championship.


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As for guy on the court

As for guy on the court wearing Allen on the back, nobody was booing him. Playing for the first time in front of Miami fans since bolting the Celtics to the Heat last July as a free agent, the shooting guard looked good.h3232vaa

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"He doesn't even look

"He doesn't even look fatigued," said Miami coach Erik Spoelstra. "I mentioned to one of the coaches (doing scrimmage substitutions), 'Make sure you sub for Ray so he's not going the whole four quarters, playing the entire game.' (The coach) said, 'Does he even look tired?' I said, 'No, but we got to get him out to at least rest his legs.'"v53232323

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The weather must be good for

The weather must be good for three-point shooters in South Florida. In a 69-57 win by the Red over the White in a 40-minute game in which players switched sides, the Heat made 14 three-pointers.h2432

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"I think so," Bosh said when

"I think so," Bosh said when asked if a contest between three-point shooters on the Heat would be as exciting as the one they hold during All-Star Weekend. "I think we have some of the best three-point shooters in the world."vaf352352

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Miami also has James Jones,

Miami also has James Jones, who once won the contest during All-Star Weekend, and Rashard Lewis, once a potent big-man threat from the perimeter. But Jones was 0-of-3 Wednesday on long shots and Lewis was 0-of-5.vaf3e23

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Regardless of whether Lewis,

Regardless of whether Lewis, who shot 23.9 percent from three-point range last season to drop his career percentage to 38.8, can regain his former stroke, the Heat have plenty of three-point possibilities. James talked about how they might play at times with one big man inside and four guys outside.vaf32332

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"Me either," James cracked

"Me either," James cracked when it was suggested that few thought James, once mostly a perimeter player, ever would have that role. "But we can do it."j4e53434

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“I would like to play my

“I would like to play my whole career here. That’s a given,” Gibson told HOOPSWORLD at the start of training camp. “This is a great city, great organization, great people, and it would be a dream come true (to stay).”cvaf332

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“Of course it’s on your mind,

“Of course it’s on your mind, but at the same time you really can’t do much about it,” Gibson said. “You know you should have the agent take care of that, let the front office take care of that, so all you really have to focus on is playing basketball. That’s what you can control.”vaf32232222222

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If or when Chicago uses its

If or when Chicago uses its amnesty provision on Boozer, Gibson would be an ideal candidate to start for the Bulls, and for quite a bit less money than Boozer is currently making.ghw3423

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To do that, though, he’ll

To do that, though, he’ll have to continue to get better, and recently-extended Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau spent plenty of time this offseason making sure that happened.sfa323223

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“As soon as the season was

“As soon as the season was over, [Thibodeau] just had me in here with him, and we just worked out almost every day, just trying to get ready for the USA,” Gibson said of his preparation for the 2012 USA Men’s Select Team. “I wanted to make a good impression for the USA camp, and he came down and watched every practice. I did a good job, got good feedback, and I feel positive about it.kt

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“After that, I just kept

“After that, I just kept playing basketball and didn’t really stop playing,” Gibson continued. “I just kept playing in local tournaments. Like Thib told me, ‘Just keep playing. Don’t worry about it; just find a way to keep playing.’ And it’s been great.”dfgdr

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It would be even greater to

It would be even greater to get his extension taken care of, but that’s something he’s going to have to wait at least a little bit longer for. Gibson is unquestionably an important part of this team’s future, and the Bulls are hoping they can hold onto him for a reasonable amount of money.
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So while Gibson looks to

So while Gibson looks to improve and play a bigger role as Chicago’s unquestioned sixth man this year, he’ll do so either as an imminent restricted free agent or as a re-upped veteran who will have the benefit of knowing his future with the organization.vafwe2323

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Both sides would rather the

Both sides would rather the latter, which is why they will work hard to get something done in the coming weeks. Doing so is in the best interest for both Gibson and the Bulls.jfh4545

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As someone who has dealt with

As someone who has dealt with anxiety and panic attacks for most of my adult life, I speak from experience. In fact, I have close friends who will learn of my anxiety for the first time only if they happen to stumble across this paragraph.sa232323

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I certainly won’t attempt to

I certainly won’t attempt to speak for everyone battling the disease, but I will freely admit that one reason I rarely share my experiences with others is due to a certain level of shame/embarrassment that accompanies openly admitting that I occasionally become exceedingly anxious at the mere thought of seemingly mundane tasks that wouldn’t phase my wife or my five-year-old niece.ghdsfadfa

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I certainly won’t attempt to

I certainly won’t attempt to speak for everyone battling the disease, but I will freely admit that one reason I rarely share my experiences with others is due to a certain level of shame/embarrassment that accompanies openly admitting that I occasionally become exceedingly anxious at the mere thought of seemingly mundane tasks that wouldn’t phase my wife or my five-year-old niece.hgdfafdadf

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