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30 Years of Heat: All-Time All-Player Countdown #124-121

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2014 first round pick Shabazz Napier headlines today's group of former Heat players.

Philadelphia 76ers v Miami Heat Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

124. Jamario Moon

Jamario Moon, a 6'8" small forward from Goodwater, AL, attended college at Meridian Community College in Mississippi. Born on June 13th, 1980, he played just one competitive season before graduating. Undrafted by the NBA, he latched on with several lesser pro-leagues in the states, including the NBA D-League, the USBL, the CBA, the WBA, and the ABA. He also played a spell in Mexico and another with the Harlem Globetrotters. His travels brought him to Canada during the 2007 offseason, where he signed with the Toronto Raptors. He played 132 games over parts of the next two seasons with the team.

Miami acquired Moon at the 2009 trade deadline along with Jermaine O'Neal and two draft picks for Marcus Banks, Shawn Marion, and cash. He signed with the Heat for the remainder of the season for $711,517. He started 21 games for Miami at small forward, appearing five times in relief. He shot 45.9% from the floor, along with an impressive 37% three-point rate. He scored just over seven points per game in 27 minutes, pitching in with 4.5 rebounds and an assist average. For Miami, he figured in double figures nine times. His best game was on March 22nd, in a 101-96 win over the Detroit Pistons where he scored 17 points with six rebounds and three blocks in 37 minutes. In three playoff appearances, he went perfect from the field and finished with 12 points and nine rebounds in a combined 40 minutes.

Moon tested the free agency market after the season, winding up as a Cleveland Cavalier for the next season and a half (101 games). He has also played with the Los Angeles Clippers (19 games), and the Charlotte Bobcats (eight games). After leaving the NBA, he spent some time in the D-League with the Los Angeles D-Fenders, and has also played with Olympiacos, Guaros de Lara, Al Wasl, and most recently in Puerto Rico with Indios de Mayaguez.

Stat Line: 26 games, 26.5 minutes, .459 field goals, .370 three-pointers, .867 free throws, 7.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.6 blocks, 11.6 PER, 1.5 Win Shares.

Cumulative GameScore: 171.4

123. Otis Thorpe

Thorpe was a 6'9" power forward from Boynton Beach, FL. Born on August 5th, 1962, he played four seasons with the University of Providence, averaging 17 points and 10 rebounds per contest as a senior in 1983-84. He was drafted in the first round of the 1984 draft by the Kansas City Kings, with the ninth overall pick.

Thorpe played four seasons for the Kings, first in Kansas City and later in Sacramento. He scored nearly 16 points with over eight rebounds per contest, playing half an hour per game. Later on he played with the Houston Rockets for parts of seven seasons, playing in the 1992 NBA all-star game. With Houston, he shot 56% from the floor, with 16 points and nine and a half rebounds per game. He then played with the Portland TrailBlazers (34 games), the Detroit Pistons (161 games), the Vancouver Grizzlies (47 games), the Kings (27 games), and the Washington Wizards (49 games).

Thorpe joined the Heat as a free agent during the summer of 1999, signing for one-year/$2,000,000. He played in 51 contests, including one start at power forward. In just over 15 minutes per game, he shot 51.4%, totaling five and a half points and 3.3 rebounds average in each appearance. He finished in double figures 10 times, including two double-doubles. On January 21st, he went seven-for-nine from the field, scoring 14 points with 10 rebounds. In his only start of the season, on April 14th, he made all seven of his field goal attempts, again finishing with 14 along with three rebounds in a 105-101 loss to the Indiana Pacers. He played 136 minutes over 10 postseason appearances, scoring three points with three rebounds per game. On April 29th, he scored 10 points with 10 boards as the Heat eliminated the Pistons, 91-72 in game three of a best-of-three sweep in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

Thorpe joined the Charlotte Hornets for 49 games the following season to close out his professional resume. He retired with over 17,000 points scored and 10,000 rebounds over his NBA career.

Stat Line: 51 games, 15.2 minutes, .514 field goals, .604 free throws, 5.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.5 steals, 11.1 PER, 1.1 Win Shares.

Cumulative GameScore: 174.0

122. Brad Lohaus

Brad Lohaus (sometimes called "Big Bird,") was a 6'11" power forward from New Ulm, MN. Born on September 29th, 1964, the left-handed big man played four seasons for the University of Iowa, scoring 11 points and eight rebounds per game as a senior in 1986-87. After college, he was drafted by the Boston Celtics in the second round, with the 45th overall pick. This move was both wise and ironic for the Celtics, who now had Big Bird and Larry Bird on the same team.

Lohaus played parts of two seasons in Boston (118 games), later playing with the Sacramento Kings (29 games), the Minnesota TimberWolves (28 games), and the Milwaukee Bucks (350 games). The Heat picked him up on the free agent market for $325,000 just prior to the 1994-95 season.

Lohaus appeared in 61 games with the Heat in what would be his only season in Miami. He shot 42% from the floor, averaging four and a half points and two rebounds per game. He was also a long-distance shooting specialist, sinking 63-of-155 shots for Miami. He played most games off the bench, his only start of the season came on November 16th, when he scored 12 points on five-of-10 shooting in 27 minutes of a 109-96 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. He finished in double digits 10 times over the course of the season, including a 105-104 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on January 20th. He scored 17 points with eight rebounds and two blocks in 27 minutes. The Heat gave him his walking papers after the season.

Lohaus caught on with the Spurs for 32 games in 1995-96, splitting the season between San Antonio and New York, where he closed the campaign with 23 games. He played six games for the Toronto Raptors in 1996-97, rejoining the Spurs for nine games the following season. He is currently employed as a scout for the Spurs organization.

Stat Line: 61 games, 12.0 minutes, .420 field goals, .406 three-pointers, .667 free throws, 4.4 points, 1.7 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 12.7 PER, 1.5 Win Shares.

Cumulative GameScore: 190.7

121. Shabazz Napier

Napier is a 6’1”, 175 lb. point guard from Roxbury, Massachusetts. Born on July 14th, 1991, he was selected in the first round of the 2014 NBA draft by the Charlotte Bobcats, 24th overall out of UCONN. As a four year starter with the Huskies, Napier averaged 13.7 points, 4.5 assists, and 4.0 rebounds in 32.3 minutes per game.

The day after the draft, at prompting from LeBron James, the Heat traded Semaj Christon and P.J. Hairston to the Bobcats for Napier. Of course, history would show that King James was headed out of town anyway, but would Napier pan out for the Heat anyway?

Napier played in 51 games for the Heat, mostly off the bench and starting 10 times at point guard. He was also sent down and recalled from the Sioux Falls Skyforce several times through the season. He shot .382 in just under 20 minutes per game, averaging 5.1 points, 2.5 assists and 2.2 rebounds. On November 20th, Napier led the Heat offense with 17 points, five rebounds, and three assists in a 110-93 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. On March 6th, he came off the bench to score 16 points in 31 minutes against the Washington Wizards, with four assists and two rebounds. Miami lost the game, 99-97, and Napier only appeared in three of Miami’s final 21 games through the season.

Miami traded Napier to the Orlando Magic (55 games) after the season for a 2016 second round draft pick. After a season in the Magic Kingdom, Napier was traded by Orlando to the Portland Trail Blazers (53 games) for cash considerations.

Stat Line: 51 games, 19.8 minutes, .382 field goals, .364 three-pointers, .786 free throws, 5.1 points, 2.5 assists, 2.2 rebounds, 0.8 steals, 9.3 PER, 0.5 Win Shares.

Cumulative GameScore: 194.5