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NBA Lines – Mike Bibby Wants Out of Washington

Posted by Brett Nielson on 3/2/2011 7:15:47 PM

Washington Wizards point guard, Mike Bibby has agreed to be bought out of his NBA lines contract on Monday.

NorthBet Numbers: Washington Wizards are 22-36 ATS this season.

The Wizards acquired the 32-year-old in a trade with the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, February 23, but a quick turn of events resulted in Bibby surrendering his contract in hopes of joining a team geared for a playoff run.

The former all-star guard was sent to Washington along with rookie guard Jordan Crawford, small forward Maurice Evans and a 2011 first-round draft pick in exchange for Kirk Hinrich and center Hilton Armstrong.

Needless to say, Bibby was less than ecstatic about his move to the (15-43) Washington Wizards. The 6’2” point guard has been in the NBA for 12 years now, and has yet to win tan NBA Championship.

The Wizards are currently second-to-last in the Eastern Conference with the season three-quarters over, and Bibby would have been a part of another losing franchise.

 Consequently, he asked the Wizards organization to buy out his contract so that he would be able to play for a team making a run at an NBA lines Championship in the final years of his career.
League sources are claiming that Bibby surrendered the entire $6.2 million he was set to make.

Obviously, this is a great move for Washington. With Bibby’s contract annulled, their payroll for next year is down to about $38 million, which opens up about $20 million cap space.

Nielson Notion: There has been speculation that Mike Bibby may be headed to the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, or Miami Heat.

It doesn’t seem likely that Bibby will sign with the Lakers who already have enough chemistry in their rotation. I also can’t imagine him going to Boston, where he would see minimal time on the court behind Rajon Rondo.

So, it looks like Bibby will most likely be heading to Miami when he clears waivers on Wednesday.

The 12-year-vet will provide the Heat with a nice upgrade from Mario Chalmers (who is averaging only 6.7 points per NBA lines game).

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