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30 Years of Heat: All-Time All-Player Countdown #193-189

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Jeff Malone, Tang Hamilton, Todd Day, Robert Hite, and the inimitable Smush Parker.

193. Jeff Malone

Jeff Malone, born June 28th, 1961, was a 6'4" shooting guard from Mobile, AL. He played four seasons in college with the Mississippi State Bulldogs, averaging 20 points and four boards in a rest-deprived 35 minutes per contest. The Washington Bullets spent their 1983 first round pick on him, 10th overall.

Malone made the all-rookie team with the Bullets, playing just over a half per game and averaging 12 points with two rebounds and two assists per appearance. He ultimately spent seven seasons in our nation's capital, earning two all-star selections and playing in 548 games (eighth all-time). He averaged 20 points, three rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes per game. He also ranks second all-time on the franchise scoring leaderboard, behind only Wes Unseld with 11,083. During the 1990 offseason, Malone found himself traded to the Utah Jazz as part of a three team trade also involving the Sacramento Kings.

Malone played for parts of four seasons in Utah (279 games), later also appearing with the Philadelphia 76ers in parts of three (71 games). Miami picked him off waivers from Philadelphia on February 12, 1996, eventually signing him through the rest of the season.

With Miami, Malone averaged 15 minutes off the bench over seven appearances, shooting 39.4% from the floor. On February 15th, he played in 26 minutes of a 97-91 Heat win over the Denver Nuggets. Malone shot four-of-seven from the floor for 10 points, also helping the cause with two rebounds, two assists, and a steal. Miami released him after the season.

Malone played the following season in Greece before calling it quits. He went into coaching, with the IBL's San Diego Stingrays, the CBA's Columbus Riverdragons, and the now-defunct CBA Florida Flame.

Stat Line: seven games, 103 minutes, 13-for-33, five-for-six free throws, eight rebounds, seven assists, three steals, 31 points

Cumulative GameScore: 17.6

192. Tang Hamilton

Tang Hamilton was a 6'8" power forward from Jackson, MS. Born on May 26th, 1978, he averaged 12 points and seven rebounds with Mississippi State University his senior season, 2000-01. He signed a free agent contract with the Heat after going undrafted, for $60,881.

Tang appeared in nine games that season with the Heat, hitting just over half his shots and grabbing 18 rebounds overall. On November 8th, he scored six points with two rebounds, two assists, and two steals in 17 minutes of an 86-82 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. The Heat cut him on December 2nd.

After his brief time in the NBA, Tang went on to play with the Columbus Riverdragons, BC Azovmash, the Fayetteville Patriots, the Tulsa 66ers, Incheon ET Land Black Slamer, Ironi Askelon, Guaros de Lara, Club Bigue de Villa Biarritz, Belgrano de San Nicolas, Dorados de Chihuahua, Gaiteros del Zulia, Cocodrilos de Caracas, and Panteras de Miranda, last in 2012.

Stat Line: nine games, 98 minutes, 10-for-19, 0-for-1 free throws, 18 rebounds, five assists, four steals, 20 points

Cumulative GameScore: 19.6

191. Todd Day

Todd Day was a 6'6" shooting guard from Decatur, IL. Born on January 7th, 1970, he was a four year starter with the Arkansas Razorbacks, earning All-American honors on three occasions. The Milwaukee Bucks selected him with the eighth pick of the 1992 draft.

Day played in parts of four seasons in Milwaukee, appearing 237 times and playing 29.3 minutes per game with 14.1 points, four rebounds, and 1.7 assists. On November 26th, 1995, he was traded with Alton Lister to the Boston Celtics for Sherman Douglas (small world). During his nearly two seasons in Boston, he scored 13.3 points with three and a half rebounds and 1.4 assists in just over a half per game.

Miami signed Day prior to 1997 training camp for $272,250. On November 11th, he went five-for-13 from the floor, scoring 13 and pitching in with two rebounds, three assists, and three steals in 21 minutes of a 101-82 Heat win over the Sacramento Kings. He totaled 30 points over five Heat games before the team waived him in mid-November.

Day later played with the Phoenix Suns (58 games) and the Minnesota Timberwolves (31 games). He also played professionally in Italy, Cyprus, Argentina, and in several lesser pro leagues in the US. Later, he taught and coached the boys team at the Memphis Academy of Health Sciences, and currently serves as coach for Philander Smith College, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Stat Line: five games, 69 minutes, 11-for-31, six-for-nine free throws, six rebounds, seven assists, seven steals, 30 points

Cumulative GameScore: 19.8

190. Robert Hite

Robert Hite is a 6'2" shooting guard from Cincinnati, OH. Born on January 12th, 1984, the University of Miami alum signed a free agent contract with Miami prior to the 2006-07 season for $412,718.

Hite averaged four points and a rebound for Miami over his 12 career appearances. He averaged 11 minutes per appearance. He had the most impact on January 3rd, in a 110-95 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, scoring 16 points on six-of-14 shooting with three boards and a steal for the Heat. Miami would end up waiving him on February 1st after being charged with Driving Under the Influence after a Dwyane Wade birthday party. Although the charge ultimately proved unfounded, Hite has yet to appear in an NBA game since then.

Hite later signed on with the New Jersey Nets, failing to make the roster out of training camp in 2007-08. After knocking around in European and Israeli basketball leagues for five years, he played 26 games in 2013 with the the NBA D-League Iowa Energy Stats, later signing on with the Canton Charge in 2013-14.

Stat Line: 12 games, 136 minutes, 19-for-60, five-for-23 three-pointers, 8-for-12 free throws, 16 rebounds, eight assists, three steals, two blocks, 51 points

Cumulative GameScore: 22.2

189. Smush Parker

Smush Parker is a 6'4" point guard, and a native of New York City. Born on June 1st, 1981, the Fordham University alum left college after one season to sign a free agent contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He would average six points and three dimes over 66 games with the Cavs. He later spent 11 games with the Detroit Pistons and five with the Phoenix Suns before linking up with the 2005-06 Los Angeles Lakers.

Parker played every game of two seasons with the Lakers, averaging 11 points, three rebounds, and three assists while on the team. After the 2006-07 season, the Heat would sign him to a two-year, $3,910,000 free agent contract. He played nine games that season for Miami, making 15 assists while shooting at 31.5%. The best effort of his brief Miami career came on November 16th, when he scored eight points with two rebounds and one assist in 92-91 loss to the Boston Celtics. The Heat waived him on March 10th after an investigation that looked into a Parker altercation with a Heat parking attendant.

Parker was quickly signed by the Los Angeles Clippers, where he played out the remainder of the season averaging six points and four assists in 21 minutes per game over 19 contests. It would be his last NBA appearance to date. He has since played with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the Guangdong Southern Tigers, Spartak Saint Petersburg, Iraklis, Petrochimi Bandar Imam, Guaros de Lara, Indios SFM, Cibona, Mon-Altius Madimos Falcons, and Etoile Sportive de Rades. He last appeared in 2016 with Maghreb de Fas.

Stat Line: nine games, 183 minutes, 17-for-54, six-for-24 three-pointers, three-of-four free throws, 19 rebounds, 15 assists, five steals, three blocks, 43 points

Cumulative GameScore: 22.5