3 Miami Heat players whose stock is rising, 1 whose is falling after road trip

Who should get the most credit for the Miami Heat's turnaround? Here are three players whose stock is rising, and one whose isn’t.

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Down: Jaime Jaquez Jr. ⬇️

It’s been an up-and-down stretch since Jaime Jaquez Jr. returned from a groin injury in late January. His 26 points on 17 shots in Sacramento was the only time since returning that he took more than 12 shots and scored at least 20 points. 

Jaquez has totaled 10 points in his last two games, shooting 3 for 10 overall. His shooting slump from beyond the arc continues (6 for 34 in his last 13 games) and he hasn’t made multiple 3s in a game since Jan. 10.

Miami’s standout rookie is finding other ways to contribute. His rebounding, assist and steal numbers have all ticked up above his season averages over these last six games. There’s no reason for concern. Shooting slumps happen to everybody. What’s been encouraging is that the poor shooting hasn’t negatively impacted the rest of his game.