On that front, it's time for swingman Mike Miller to live up to his words proclaiming just how much he wants to be a Laker. He not only was telling his hometown South Dakota paper two weeks ago he wanted to be a Laker, he was telling people when the Wizards swung through Staples Center 3 ˝ months ago that he wanted to be a Laker.
He'll have to take a massive pay cut from his $9.8 million salary last season and the Lakers will surely not be his biggest offer. But the Lakers are selling their need for better outside shooting, and Miller is special from long range. Miller was Jerry West's first major trade target, is friendly with Kobe Bryant and understands former teammate Pau Gasol; there's nothing not to like.