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30 Years of Heat: All-Time All-Player Countdown #152-149

Derrick Williams is featured in today’s countdown along with three other Heat players.

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152. John Wallace

John Wallace was a 6'8" small forward from Rochester, NY. Born on February 9th, 1974, he started for four seasons with the Orangemen of Syracuse, averaging 17 points, eight rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes per appearance. The New York Knicks selected him in the first round of the 1996 draft with the 18th overall pick. He played 68 games that season, averaging five points and two rebounds over 12 minutes per game.

Wallace played two seasons with the Toronto Raptors, leading the NBA with 82 appearances in 1997-98. He played with the Knicks again in 1999-00 (60 games), the Detroit Pistons in 2000-01 (40 games), and the Phoenix Suns in 2001-02 (46 games). He would spend 2002-03 with Panionios, a Grecian team.

Wallace made his way back to the states for the 2003-04 season, signing with Miami in August for $813,679. He would play 10 minutes per appearance over 37 games, scoring 4.3 points per game while hitting 42% of his field goal attempts. On November 3rd, he scored a season high 19 points on eight-of-13 shooting, playing 23 minutes of a 103-93 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. On November 21st, he scored 14 points with three rebounds in a 10-point loss to the Golden State Warriors.

Stat Line: 37 games, 9.9 points, .421 field goal percentage, .385 three-point percentage, .775 free throw percentage, 4.3 points, 1.6 rebounds, 11.6 PER, 0.3 Win Shares.

Cumulative GameScore: 81.0

151. Tyrone Corbin

Tyrone Corbin was a 6'6" small forward from Columbia, SC. Born on New Year's Eve in 1962, he played four seasons in college at the University of DePaul, averaging 16 points and eight rebounds his senior season. He was selected by the San Antonio Spurs in the second round of the 1985 draft with the 35th overall pick.

Corbin played parts of two seasons with the Spurs (47 games). Before joining the Heat, he also had stops with the Cleveland Cavaliers (86 games), the Phoenix Suns (107 games), the Minnesota TimberWolves (175 games), the Utah Jazz (233 games), the Atlanta Hawks (81 games), and the Sacramento Kings (49 games). On February 22nd, 1996, the Kings traded him to the Heat with Walt Williams for Billy Owens and Kevin Gamble.

Corbin averaged 16.1 minutes over 22 games with Miami, shooting 41.3% from the field. On April 11th, he had his greatest positive impact on the Heat when he scored 12 points (on four-of-five shooting) with four rebounds and three assists in 16 minutes of a 115-105 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. In the playoffs that season, he scored five points with seven rebounds, appearing twice in Miami's best-of-three series loss to the Chicago Bulls. Miami released him after the season.

Later, Corbin played with the Hawks (196 games), the Kings (54 games) and the Toronto Raptors (15 games). After retirement following the 2000-01 season, he joined the Utah Jazz as an assistant, and was named the Jazz coach in the middle of the 2010-11 season. He went 119-167 as a coach between the Jazz and later with the Sacramento Kings. He’s currently an assistant with the Phoenix Suns.

Stat Line: 22 games, 16.1 minutes, .413 field goals, .333 three-pointers, .821 free throws, 4.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.7 steals, 10.8 PER, 0.7 Win Shares

Cumulative GameScore: 82.2

150. Willie Anderson

Willie Anderson was a 6'7" shooting guard from Greenville, SC. Born on January 8th, 1967, the versatile Anderson could also play forward and point guard if needed. After getting a lot of attention in high school with East Atlanta, he signed on as a Bulldog for the University of Georgia, playing for four seasons and starting his last two. As a senior, he averaged 33.2 minutes, 16.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, and four assists per contest. After graduating with the Class of 1988, the San Antonio Spurs selected him with the 10th overall pick.

Anderson became a fixture in San Antonio, playing seven seasons with the Spurs. He ranks 16th on the all-time list, with 451 games played, 15th, with 5946 points scored, and 11th, with 1874 assists while with the club. He later split the 1995-96 season between the Toronto Raptors (49 games) and the New York Knicks (27 games).

Not part of any roster for the 1996=97 season, the Heat signed him to a contract which would pay Anderson $510,000, but not count against the current seasons' books. He began his Miami career on January 8th, 1997. He shot 45.3% from the field for Miami, including 42.1% from long distance. Over 28 regular season games, he averaged three points, one and a half rebounds, and just over one assist per appearance. He finished in double figures five times over the campaign, including the season finale, a 102-88 win over the Orlando Magic, where he scored 10 points with six rebounds and four assists. He later made nine appearances for Miami through the playoffs, as the Heat went 5-4 with him in the lineup. On May 14th, in a 96-81 win over the New York Knicks in Game Five (with the Heat down three games to one), he scored nine points with two boards and two steals in a series the Heat would eventually take.

Anderson, brother of fellow NBA-alum Shandon Anderson, later made professional appearances in Greece and Israel.

Stat Line: 28 games, 10.8 minutes, .453 field goals, .421 three pointers, .850 free throws, 3.0 points, 1.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.5 steals, 12.6 PER, 0.9 Win Shares

Cumulative GameScore: 85.2

149. Derrick Williams

Derrick Williams is a 6’8”, 240 lb. forward from Bellflower, California. Born on May 25th, 1991, the Minnesota Timberwolves selected him in the first round of the 2011 NBA Entry Draft, with the second overall choice. Prior to his selection, he was a two year starter at the University of Arizona, where he shot .586 overall, .511 from long distance, and .719 from the line, scoring 17.8 points with 7.7 rebounds and just under an assist per game.

Williams played two seasons and part of a third with the Wolves, appearing in 155 contests and scoring 10.1 points with 4.9 rebounds in 22.6 minutes per game. He then spent a season and a half with the Sacramento Kings (141 games), where he played 22.1 minutes and scored 8.4 points with 3.5 rebounds. His diminishing returns followed him to the New York Knicks, where over 80 games he played 17.9 minutes with 9.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 0.9 assists.

Williams signed on with the Heat on July 10th, 2016 for one year and $4,598,000. He appeared in 25 contests and played 15.1 minutes per night. He averaged 5.9 points and 2.9 boards. His best game of the season came against the team that eventually picked him up, the Cleveland Cavaliers. Although the Heat lost by 30 points on December 9th, Williams scored a season-high 17 with two steals and two rebounds. The Heat would eventually waive him on February 6th.

Williams was signed three days later by the Cleveland Cavaliers to the first of two 10-day contracts, followed by a deal that would keep him through the end of the 2016-17 playoffs. He has played significantly better with the Cavs, shooting .505 overall and .404 from long distance.

Stat Line: 25 games, 15.1 minutes, .394 field goals, .200 three-pointers, .620 free throws, 5.9 points, 2.9 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.4 steals, 10.1 PER, 0.3 Win Shares

Cumulative GameScore: 89.5