Mike Bibby received a buyout from the Washington Wizards yesterday, and the scuttlebutt around the NBA universe is that he will be taking his talents to South Beach. According to Chris Broussard of ESPN, Mike Bibby will sign with the Miami Heat when he clears waivers.
Bibby will clear waivers on Wednesday. While (Bibby's agent, David) Falk said Bibby has not made a decision yet about which team he will join, one source close to the situation said he's headed to Miami.
Falk is being diplomatic about it, saying that he has been in contact with a number of the top teams in the league, but those who have been speculating think that Bibby to the Heat is all but a done deal. It makes too much sense not to happen.
He could step in and immediately start for the Heat, and his outside shooting would be a nice compliment next to LeBron and Wade. It also provides the opportunity to win that he was so eager to get out of Washington to find.
The only thing that may be a potential roadblock is that Miami already has the maximum number of players allowed on their roster, and they have interest in acquiring another free agent in Troy Murphy as well. If they want to sign either one of these players they would have to cut someone and eat the rest of their salary. But that shouldn't be a huge problem for the pro-rated amount of a low salary.