Heat forward Mike Miller will not play Thursday against the Chicago Bulls, marking the third consecutive game he will miss.

Miller did not travel with the team Wednesday. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said the decision was based on an ear infection and not Miller's recent battle with head injuries. He sustained three head-related injuries during collisions in games against the Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics.

"He still has a lingering ear infection and he's not able to fly, so we're not taking him with us," Spoelstra said. "It's not anything that has to do with the concussion. It's his ear infection. We need to take care of that. He's feeling better."

Miller has been the subject of several trade rumors in the media, but Spoelstra said it's unlikely a move will be made before Thursday's trade deadline. Miller said he spoke with Heat president Pat Riley to address those rumors, leaving the meeting comfortable he will remain in Miami.

Miller said Riley "assured" him no deals had been discussed.

"I'm confident, but I'm also not naive to the fact that if [a trade] helps the team, that's the way this business is," Miller said. "You go out there and you give them everything you got and if they have a chance to improve their team, that's the way it is."