1. Gabe Vincent
The Miami Heat have an insane ability to produce quality role players out of thin air, and Gabe Vincent was just another example of this phenomenon.
Vincent was a revelation in the playoffs last season. He averaged 12.7 points, 3.5 assists, and shot 40 percent during their 23-game playoff run to the Finals. That was a six-point jump from his regular season point average. His best game was in Game 3 against the Boston Celtics scoring 29 points on 78.6% shooting.
Due to his undrafted status and exceptional play in Head Coach Erik Spoelstra's system, teams were a bit wary to sign and the Heat opted not to pay top dollar to bring him back. Vincent received a 3-year 33 million dollar contract from the Los Angeles Lakers.
Vincent entered the regular season with back pain, but during the game against the Orlando Magic on October 30, he suffered a knee injury and hasn't played since. In his four games this season, his stats are abysmal. He's shooting 39.3% from the field, 7.1% from three, and six points.
The last update on the 27-year-old occurred two weeks ago when it was announced he needed two more weeks for evaluation. The Nets grabbed a much cheaper Smith Jr. instead of going after Vincent, whose season has gotten off to a rough start.