Ranking every Heat offseason departure from inconsequential to regretful

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1. Gabe Vincent

Gabe Vincent played a significant role for Miami last year during their Finals run, starting at point guard over veteran Kyle Lowry and hitting big shots in the playoffs.

Between Strus and Vincent, I thought the Heat should have prioritized Vincent in free agency last summer. But Vincent signed a three-year, $33 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers -- a contract Miami didn't feel comfortable matching.

That meant Lowry and Dru Smith were the only point guards on the roster going into training camp. It wasn’t the best situation to start the year, but Miami made upgrades during the season.

First, they traded Lowry and a future first-round pick to Charlotte for Terry Rozier -- an obvious upgrade. Then they added Delon Wright and Patty Mills on the buyout market. Vincent hasn’t played much for the Lakers this season due to a knee injury, making Miami's decision look even more sound. It's hard to argue the Heat aren't in a better place at the point guard position than last season.

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