2 Heat players whose stock is rising, 1 whose stock is falling fast

The Miami Heat are 1-4 over their last five games. Here are two players who have played well during that span, and one whose spot in the rotation is in question.

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Stock up: Caleb Martin ⬆️

Dec 2, 2023; Miami, Florida, USA;  Miami Heat forward Caleb Martin (16) looks for room as Indiana
Dec 2, 2023; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat forward Caleb Martin (16) looks for room as Indiana / Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

After returning from injury on Nov. 16, Martin over the past few games has looked more like the player that helped fuel Miami's Finals run last season.

Martin is averaging 17 points on 52.8% shooting, 3.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 29.2 minutes over the last four games.

Against the Milwaukee Bucks last week, Martin was driving to the rim with purpose and getting to his spin move. To me, that shows he finally has his legs underneath him. Anytime Martin can get downhill and is looking to attack the rim, it gives Miami more offensive options. That continued into Miami's games against the Pacers Thursday and Saturday.

Martin being back in the rotation is a huge boost to the Heat's already impressive depth. He brings needed athleticism and versatility on defense and is one of Spoelstra's most trusted players in crunch time.

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