Mike Miller was back at Miami Heat practice Tuesday. The oft-injured swingman came off surprisingly confident that he is here to stay.

Despite recently undergoing recent surgery for a sports hernia, and despite standing as a prime candidate for the Heat to unload to the amnesty provision in the new collective-bargaining agreement, the veteran swingman said, "Right now, it seems like I'm pretty secure here."

Teammate Udonis Haslem agreed, "As far as I'm concerned, Mike Miller is here to stay and I'm looking forward to playing with him this year."

Of the possibility of the Heat instead choosing to invoke the amnesty clause and save on Miller's salary-cap and luxury-tax hit, Haslem said, "I'm almost positive it won't."