199 players have come and played then gone (or stayed) over the 25-year history of the Miami Heat. Today, I'll begin outlining the careers of every player to ever have suited up for the three-time World Champion Miami Heat. They are ranked by "point-shares," an advanced metric available at www.basketball-reference.com. Without further adieu, let's get this thing started!
199. Earl Barron
Earl Barron is a 7' center from Clarksdale, MS. Born on August 14, 1981, the University of Memphis graduate signed his first contract with the Orlando Magic in 2004, but failed to get into a live game. He would sign a three-year, $1.8 million contract with the Heat as a free agent on October 8th, 2005.
Barron only played in eight games that season, never appearing for more than three minutes until the final two games of the season, both losses. As the Heat lost to the Atlanta Hawks, 103-100 on April 18th, Barron played 15 minutes, scoring six points with three rebounds and five personal fouls. Miami went 52-30, going on to win their first NBA title, but Barron did not play.
In 2006-07, Barron averaged two points and two rebounds in eight minutes per contest, appearing 28 times. His best effort of the season came on November 18th, when he scored 15 points on six-of-nine shooting along with six rebounds in a 106-86 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. The team won the division with a 44-38 record, but we're swept in four games by the Chicago Bulls to open the playoffs.
Barron started 15 games in 2007-08, appearing in 46 overall. He averaged seven points and four rebounds in 19 minutes per game. He would score in double figures 16 times, and broke 20 points twice. On April 11th, he threw in a career high 22 by sinking nine-of-13 from the field in a 96-91 loss to the slightly less bad Memphis Grizzlies. Miami's 15-67 record was the worst in the league.
In 2008-09, Barron was not a part of any NBA roster, appearing instead with the NBA D-League Los Angeles D-fenders. He would go on to play in limited roles with the New York Knicks (seven games, 12 PPG), the Phoenix Suns (12 games), the Milwaukee Bucks (seven games), the Portland Trail Blazers (two games), the Golden State Warriors (two games), and the Washington Wizards (11 games) before returning to the Knicks for one monster game last season (11 points, 18 rebounds in 37 minutes). He is still on the Knicks roster.