Miami Heat Player Countdown: #80-77

Mike Ehrmann

Welcome back to the everyHEAT countdown. Today, we set our sights on Jamaal Magloire, Terry Davis, Shandon Anderson, and Jim Jackson.

80. Jamaal Magloire


Jamaal Magloire is a 6'11" center from Toronto, Canada. Born on May 21st, 1978, he graduated from Eastern School of Commerce High in 1996. He joined the University of Kentucky Wildcats the following season for four years of college basketball. As a senior, he averaged 13 points and nine rebounds in 30 minutes per contest. The Charlotte Hornets selected him in the first round of the 2000 draft with the 19th overall pick.

Magloire sent his first five NBA seasons with the Hornets, first in Charlotte then later in New Orleans. In 343 games, he averaged 9.5 points and 7.4 rebounds in 25 minutes per game. He ranks 10th on their all-time leaderboard in games played, fifth with 399 blocks, and fourth with 2,532 rebounds. He then played with the Milwaukee Bucks (82 games), the Portland TrailBlazers (81 games), the New Jersey Nets (24 games), and the Dallas Mavericks (seven games). During the 2008 offseason, he signed a free agent contract with Miami for three years and $3,600,288.

Magloire's first season with the Heat would see him play in 55 games, starting 12 and averaging three points (on 50.5% shooting) and four rebounds in an average of 13 minutes per appearance. On January 18th, in a 104-94 win against the Oklahoma City Thunder, he scored 13 points and six rebounds with two blocks. On March 23rd, he earned his only double double of the season, scoring 10 points with 12 rebounds in a 94-82 win against the Memphis Grizzlies. He played in all seven of Miami's playoff matchups. His best game was game six of the seven game series to the Atlanta Hawks, when he scored two points with seven rebounds in 13 minutes.

2009-10 would see Magloire appear in 36 games, scoring two points per game on 50% shooting and grabbing 3.4 rebounds per appearance. He also managed to make exactly one assist in 359 minutes. According to basketball-reference.com's "gamescore" statistic, his best game was on March 10th, in a 108-97 win against the Los Angeles Clippers, when he scored six points with nine rebounds, three blocks and a steal. He made one postseason appearance, playing five minutes in one game, grabbing a rebound with a turnover and a personal foul.

In 2010-11 he played 18 games for the Heat, averaging two points and 3.4 rebounds in nine minutes per appearance. He shot a career best 59.1% from the floor. He didn't score in double digits all season, and only collected 10 or more rebounds once. That was on April 13th, in a 97-79 win against the Toronto Raptors, he scored eight points with 19 rebounds and two steals. He appeared three times through Miami's run to their second NBA title, scoring four points and making five rebounds in 18 minutes.

Magloire played 34 games with the Toronto Raptors in 2011-12. After getting waived, he stayed on with the team as a consultant and as a team ambassador.

All-Time HEATline: Three seasons, 109 games, 11.2 minutes, 2.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 0.2 assists, 0.2 steals, 0.4 blocks, 10.0 PER, 2.4 win shares.

79. Terry Davis


Terry Davis, a 6'9" power forward from Danville, VA, is a left handed shooter born on June 17th, 1967. A graduate of Halifax County High in South Boston, VA, he attended college at Virginia Union University. Over his last two seasons, he put up 22.5 points and 11.4 rebounds per game, graduating after the 1988-89 season. After going undrafted, the Heat signed him to a free agent contract for $250,000 just before the start of training camp and the 1989-90 season.

Davis played 63 games that season for the Heat, starting nine at power forward. He shot 46.6% from the field, scoring 4.7 points and collecting 3.6 rebounds per game. He finished in double digits seven times, including two double-doubles. Both efforts came across a three game span from March 20th through March 23rd. He shot 60.6% over the duration, scoring 41 points with 34 rebounds and six blocks. Unfortunately, all three games were losses, and Miami went 12-51 with him in the lineup.

1990-91 would see Davis start at power forward in 17 of his 55 appearances, averaging 18 minutes, 5.5 points and just under five rebounds per appearance. He improved his shooting average to 48.7% from the floor. He managed to finish in double digits 12 times and collect over nine rebound three times, but never on the same night. On opening night, November 2nd, in a 119-95 win over the Washington Bullets, he scored six points with 12 rebounds in only 12 minutes. On April 20th, the season finale, he scored 12 points with seven rebounds as the Heat finished off the New Jersey Nets, 118-103. The Heat released him after the postseason.

Davis went on to play with the Dallas Mavericks (232 games), the Washington Wizards (111 games) and the Denver Nuggets (19 games). His son, Ed Davis, was selected by the Toronto Raptors with the 13th overall pick in the 2010 draft. After four NBA seasons, he has averaged 7.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.

All-Time HEATline: Two seasons, 118 games, 15.9 minutes, 5.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.4 steals, 0.5 blocks, 10.4 PER, 2.5 win shares.

78. Shandon Anderson

Shandon Anderson, brother of fellow Heat-alumni Willie Anderson, is a 6'6" small forward from Atlanta, GA. Born on December 31st, 1973, he graduated from Crim High in his hometown with the Class of 1992. He joined the Bulldogs with the University of Georgia for four seasons of collegiate ball, averaging 13 points, five rebounds, and just under three assists in 27 minutes per game. The Utah Jazz picked him in the second round of the 1996 draft with the 54th overall pick.

Anderson played three seasons with Utah (197 games), later playing with the Houston Rockets (164 games) and the New York Knicks (245 games). The Knicks waived him after one game in 2004-05. New York would pay him over $15,000,000 over the next two seasons, while the Heat picked up a $1,908,699 tab.

Anderson played 65 games over his first season in Miami, starting five at the small forward position. He shot 45.6% from the floor, averaging 3.9 points and 2.9 rebounds in 17.7 minutes per game. He scored 10 or more points six times. On November 23rd, in a 99-87 win against the Portland TrailBlazers, he scored 17 points on seven-of-nine shooting with two rebounds and three steals. In a 106-96 Heat win over the Atlanta Hawks on January 28th, he scored 21 points with eight rebounds and two assists. He totalled eight points with 19 rebounds over eight playoff appearances, shooting 25% in 97 minutes of floor time.

In 2005-06, Anderson played 48 games, shooting at a 42.9% clip and averaging 13.3 minutes and 2.6 points with 1.7 rebounds per appearance. He only finished with 10 or more points three times. His best game was on March 1st, when he scored 15 points with six rebounds in a 103-96 win against the Boston Celtics. He played in 13 postseason games, scoring 13 points with 12 rebounds in 90 minutes. Miami won the NBA Championship, and Anderson retired following the season.

All-Time HEATline: Two seasons, 113 games, 15.8 minutes, 3.4 points, 2.4 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.5 steals, 0.2 blocks, 7.7 PER, 2.7 win shares.

77. Jim Jackson

Jim Jackson is a 6'6" shooting guard from Toledo, OH. The alum of Macomber-Whitney was born on October 14th, 1970. After graduation, he joined the Ohio State University Buckeyes for three college seasons. He scored 22.4 points with 6.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game as a junior, leaving for the draft afterward. He was picked by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round, with the fourth overall choice.

Jackson played four and a half seasons with Dallas (289 games), also spending time with the New Jersey Nets (31 games), the Philadelphia 76ers (48 games), the Golden State Warriors (31 games) the Portland TrailBlazers (49 games), the Atlanta Hawks (96 games), and the Cleveland Cavaliers (39 games). Miami signed him to a $789,170 free agent contract on December 2nd, 2001.

Jackson jumped right into the Heat rotation at small forward, starting in 19 of his 55 appearances over the season. He averaged 33.2 minutes per appearance, shooting 44.2% overall and 46.9% from long distance. He scored almost 11 points with five and a half rebounds and two and a half assists per appearance. He finished 29 games in double figures, with four double-doubles on the season. On January 16th, he came off the bench for 31 minutes, scoring 19 points with seven rebounds and five assists in a 102-96 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. He scored 16 points with 11 rebounds and three assists on February 27th as the Heat dropped an 82-72 decision to the 76ers. On March 12th, in a 90-78 triumph over the Phoenix Suns, he scored 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting, including three three-pointers, along with seven rebounds and two helpers. March 23rd would see him score 17 with seven rebounds, two assists and three steals in an 89-79 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Miami would miss the playoffs with a 36-46 record.

Jackson did not stay in Miami any longer, joining the Sacramento Kings (63 games), the Houston Rockets (104 games), the Phoenix Suns (67 games), and the Lakers (13 games). His son Traevon Jackson is currently the starting point guard for the University of Wisconsin Badgers.

All-Time HEATline: One season, 55 games, 33.2 minutes, 10.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.3 blocks, 11.3 PER, 2.8 win shares.

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