Reports: Miami Heat to Sign Mike Bibby
|Headband? Check! Not Mario Chalmers? Double check!|
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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