Ranking 5 Miami Heat contracts from bargain to nightmare

The Miami Heat are in a tough salary situation and are at risk of being over the second apron as soon as next season. Let's look into the team's contracts ranked from bargain to nightmare.

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Bargain: Terry Rozier

The Heat managed to flip Kyle Lowry’s expiring contract into Terry Rozier in January. The trade trimmed Miami's payroll in the short term, as Rozier’s $22.2 million average annual salary was cheaper than Lowry’s contract. However, Rozier is under contract through 2026, adding to the Heat's payroll for the next two seasons.

For a Heat team that has needed more production out of the point guard position, trading for Rozier made a lot of sense. He is a guy that has a history of admiration for the Heat organization and his selfless personality fits into the culture quite well. Miami has a guy capable of primary ball handling and playmaking for himself and others. Rozier is averaging 14.8 points, 5.9 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 0.8 steals on 40.7% shooting as a member of the Heat.

His stats have dipped from his days in Charlotte, but the more the games have gone by the more comfortable Rozier has looked.