Mike Bibby Will Reportedly Join Heat After Receiving Buyout From The Wizards

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.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.