Reports: Miami Heat to Sign Mike Bibby

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Headband? Check! Not Mario Chalmers? Double check!
According to several reports, the Miami Heat will sign former Kings, Hawks, and Wizards point guard Mike Bibby.

The Heat had to waive a player today to make room on the roster for Bibby's services.

But no worries, Heat fans. If you still pine for a point guard who can't make fast-break layups, throws errant passes at an insane clip, and can dribble a basketball off his foot in a single bound, Mario Chalmers is still your man, because Miami chose to waive Carlos Arroyo instead.


If there was one thing this Heat team has been lacking, outside of maybe someone coming off the bench who can shoot the basketball into the basket, it was a floor general to set things up for LeBron, D-Wade, and Bosh. And now they have it.

The 32-year-old Bibby is a solid point guard, a savvy vet, and a guy who isn't afraid to take (and, more important, make) the big shots. He's averaging 15.4 points and 5.7 assists per game. He's not all that great of a defender, but keep in mind he's also not Mario Chalmers, which is an argument that always wins out.

Bibby cleared waivers today after accepting a buyout from the Washington Wizards, which recently traded for him. No doubt Bibby's reason for opting for the buyout was that they're the Washington Wizards. But it's also clear he wants to play for a contender, and he just might be the last piece of the Let's Stop Dicking Around and Start Cracking Some Skulls Already blueprint the Heat plans to execute in the second half of the season and into the playoffs.


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smartyypants
smartyypants

Carlos Arroyo > Mike Bibby. Shame. Shame. Shame.

Lugo_olivera
Lugo_olivera

Miami never , never,remember this day is going to win the championship. Monday 1 march 2011.

Lugo_olivera
Lugo_olivera

Miami lost because Carlos Arroyo is better than all that players. God is going to do it.

Lmstone1937
Lmstone1937

@ Pat RileyI knew that you were thinking the same thing that i am. Now we nee to mget rid of Juwan Howard, Ilgauskas and Magloire. I would take one good mobile center that plays defense first and can still score in the paint. Plus a backup power forward that can score when Bosh has an off game. Pat please do not sign anymore players just for bodies. All that does is make you have to re-tool to get the job done. I am not a Heat fan but i like the Smash 3 boys. Now that u have added a field Colonel in Bibby, you now have your 4th STAR. Please start working on the bench soon. Chris Bosh you need to start going to the basket more and use your height. You are 6'10" or 6'11" stop playing like you are only 6 feet tall.You shoot free throws well enough to punish the other teams for fouling you. Get use to dunking the ball man and stop taking so many outside shots. Lebron and Wade, when your up by 10-20 points stop taking jumpers. put the other teams big's in foul trouble early. This will open your lanes much easier. Why are you shooting 3's when a closer 2 would score. Guys play your percentages better. Lets go from high scoring to always scoring. I would rather win every game by one because in the end a win is win. You do not need to win by 30 points. The Heat has already lost 10 games that they should have won. If you lose because someone is better than you is one thing but when you lose because you gave it away, not acceptable. I can be reached at 786 412-4003CANE 4 EVER

Payaso25us
Payaso25us

Carlos arroyo is way better than troublesome chalmers.... imagine bibby plus carlos? yeah bosh is a weak link, thats why lebron and wade dont hogball hoping he MIGHT!

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