Over the years, the Heat have had some big name players who either did nothing for the Heat, or left to achieve bigger things. Here is a list of a few of them.
Brent Barry- Probably one of the best dunkers of all time, he played 18 games for the Heat in 1998.
Michael Beasley- Drafted by the Heat 2nd overall, but had a disappointing start to his NBA career. Miami got rid of him to get the Big Three together.
Daequan Cook- Miami didn’t draft him, but they traded for him even though he was a rookie. Won the 3-point contest in 2009 and has ended up becoming one of the best three point shooters in the NBA.
Penny Hardaway- In 16 regular season games, he averaged 3.8 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists & 1.19 steals, but he wasn’t what he once was.
Jim Jackson- Came to the Heat at the beginning of the 01-02 season after not having a team all of November. Ended up averaging 10 points and 5 rebounds per game. The Heat never re-signed him.
Shawn Marion- Crazy to believe the Matrix every played the Heat. The last memory people have about him was his game winning dunk against the Bulls and his awkward shooting motion.
Lamar Odom- Mr. Kardashian balled up in Miami. Had agreat season and then got traded with Caron and Brian Grant to L.A. for Shaq.
Rod Strickland- He was a stud in college, but never did anything special in the NBA besides his rookie year and 1998 with the Wizards.
Dorell Wright- He was the only guy Pat Riley ever took out of high school. Riley was right about Wright (no pun intended), but Wright was injured a lot in Miami and he also never got much of a chance to play. Now he’s one of the most consistent players in the league for the Warriors.
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