Chris Bosh understands the effect that standing around can have on a player's game. Inactivity has a way of negatively affecting the rest of a well-rounded game, and quite often, that player's shooting touch is among the first things to go. "Sometimes you just need to feel the ball," Bosh said. "Feel the ball, dribble it, kick it, pass it — do something. And then, next thing you know, it's just feeling good in your hands, your fingers are strong and you're ready to shoot the ball. Sometimes you need a bunch of different opportunities." Bosh's lack of opportunities eventually convinced him to speak out and make sure that changed. Mike Miller hasn't said anything about his role — publicly or privately. But he has experienced the same lack of touches lately. In March, he is shooting just 32 percent from three-point range, 37 percent overall. He has hit only four of his last 18 from beyond the arc over an eight-game stretch. Those aren't the numbers the Heat is expecting from one of the deadliest three-point shooters in the league over the past decade. But Miller also has been playing an entirely different role with the Heat than he has with any of the four teams he previously played for. He's doing a lot more spotting up a lot less ball-handling and playing far less minutes.
Heat's Mike Miller in line for a bigger role
Miami Herald | Mar 23