Gabe Vincent Versatility Should Keep Him in Miami Heat Lineup

Gabe Vincent #2 and Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat look on against the Chicago Bulls(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Gabe Vincent #2 and Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat look on against the Chicago Bulls(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat got a huge victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. It was one that further helped them separate themselves from the team that’s, seemingly, been their direct competition for the number one seed in the NBA’s Eastern Conference.

The win, itself, was huge enough and satisfying, but the way they got it done was magnificent too. Locking down the Bulls’ best players, for the most part, not allowing them to win the game, the Miami Heat got huge showings from a few guys.

Jimmy Butler did what he does, while Bam Adebayo continued to be all over the floor. Tyler Herro continued to show why he is going to win the NBA’s Sixth Man Of The Year award and the rest of the team showed up huge as well.

However, no one can say that they did more than Gabe Vincent. While there are others that had equally as impactful showings against Chicago, Vincent proceeded to have himself a night.

The Miami Heat got a huge win on Monday night and partly, due to a huge night from Gabe Vincent. It exemplifies why he should remain in the rotation.

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He would finish the game with 20 points, two rebounds, and three assists on 7-13 shooting from the field and 4-8 shooting from range. He would help shut out the Bulls’ two best perimeter players, making life extremely hard for Zach LaVine, specifically, all night.

His overall versatility was on full display Monday night. That’s what will keep him in the Miami Heat rotation when Victor Oladipo returns.

While Vincent has shown capable of being able to explode from a scoring perspective this season, he has also shown the ability to be one of the Miami Heat’s key playmakers when needed. On top of the stuff on that side of the ball, he has also shown a penchant, since the tutelage of Avery Bradley a season ago, to defend really well too.

When you have a guy that you can put out there in a myriad of spots along the floor—your main ball-handler, a secondary ball-handler, or a spot-up shooter, then you have a guy that can and should always be a part of the plan.

That goes double when you don’t have to worry about him being a liability on the other side of the ball.

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Gabe Vincent has shown to be that this season. That is how his versatility has proven to be enough where he shouldn’t see himself falling out of the rotation as the Heat’s roster finally gets to full strength.