Suns Activate Mark West
Feb. 10, 2000
PHOENIX (AP) _ The Phoenix Suns activated center Mark West on Wednesday and placed center Oliver Miller on the injured list.
The Suns said Miller had a sprained ankle, but his weight has been the big problem recently.
Miller, whose history of weight trouble has threatened his career, had been benched because he has not kept his weight down as the Suns had required when giving him what might be his last chance in the league.
Suns owner Jerry Colangelo said this week that Miller weighed about 345 pounds and had been told he wouldn't play until he was down to 325. Coach Scott Skiles would not confirm Colangelo's comments but said that he and Colangelo ``see eye to eye'' on the Miller issue.
Miller has not played in three out of the last four games. He did not play against Seattle on Sunday and was home with the flu on Tuesday when the Suns played Vancouver. His place in the rotation has been taken by Corie Blount.
Miller has played in 37 of 41 games with nine starts. He has averaged 6.6 points and 5.4 rebounds in 22.4 minutes per game. He has shot .607 from the field.
West had been on the injured list since Jan. 22 with what the team said was back spasms.
He has played in 16 games this season.