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30 Years of Heat: All-Time All-Player Countdown #140-137

Today’s countdown features four guards.

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Marcus Banks currently plays in Qatar.
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140. Tony Smith

Tony Smith was born on June 14th, 1968. The 6'3" shooting guard, a native of Wauwatosa, WI, played four college seasons with the University of Marquette. As a senior, he averaged 39 minutes, 24 points, five rebounds and six assists. The Los Angeles Lakers chose him with their second round pick in 1990, with the 51st overall selection.

Smith appeared in 316 games over five seasons with the Lakers. He averaged six points with two rebounds and two helpers in 16 minutes per game. Released by the team before the 1995-96 campaign, he signed on with the Phoenix Suns as a free agent. After 34 games, they traded him to the Heat for Terrence Rencher on February 22nd.

Smith played in 25 games for the Heat. He shot 45.5% from the floor, averaging four points, three assists, and two rebounds. Three times he finished in double figures. On Feburary 23rd, he scored 16 points with four rebounds and seven assists in 34 minutes of a 113-104 win over the Chicago Bulls. It was his only start of the season. Later, he played 61 minutes over three postseason appearances, scoring 7.3 points and averaging 2.7 assists.

Smith later played with the Charlotte Hornets (69 games), the Milwaukee Bucks (seven games), and the Atlanta Hawks (six games). He also made pro appearances in Spanish, Italian, Dominican, and minor domestic leagues. He was most recently with the Phoenix Eclipse in 2002, an ABA franchise.

Stat Line: 25 games, 16.4 minutes, .455 field goals, .333 three-pointers, .444 free throws, 4.4 points, 2.7 assists, 1.6 rebounds, 0.6 steals, 11.0 PER, 0.8 Win Shares

Cumulative GameScore: 110.0

139. Scott Haffner

Scott Haffner was a 6'3" point guard from Terre Haute, IN. He was born on February 2nd, 1966, and after one season with the University of Illinois, he elected instead to attend college at nearby Evansville University. The Heat made him their second round pick in 1989, selecting him 45th overall.

Haffner spent his season in Miami as the team's third point guard, behind Sherman Douglas and Rory Sparrow. He got into 43 games, hitting 40.6% of his field goal attempts. On March 7th, he had his best game with the team, scoring 14 points on six-of-11 shooting with a rebound and three assists in a 122-105 win against the brand-new Orlando Magic. the Heat elected to waive him after the season.

Hafner failed to make the Atlanta Hawks out of training camp, and eventually signed on with the Charlotte Hornets. He scored 17 points over seven games with the team. He spent the 1991-92 season with the CBA Quad City Thunder, retiring following the season.

Stat Line: 43 games, 13.0 minutes, .406 field goals, .143 three-pointers, .680 free throws, 4.6 points, 1.9 assists, 1.2 rebounds, 8.3 PER, -0.1 Win Shares

Cumulative GameScore: 110.4

138. Yakhouba Diawara

Yakhouba Diawara is a 6'7" shooting guard and small forward from Paris, France. Born on August 29th, 1982, the import spent two seasons at the University of Pepperdine before joining Climamio Bologna in France for the 2005-06 season. The Denver Nuggets signed him as a free agent during 2006's offseason.

Diawara played two seasons in Denver, averaging four points and two rebounds in 15 minutes per game. In August 2008, the Heat inked him to a two-year/$1,820,000 contract. 2008-09 would see him shoot 35% from the field, scoring three and a half points per game in 13.5 minutes per appearance. On January 3rd, he came off the bench to play 35 minutes, shooting five-of-eight three-pointers and adding five rebounds in a 101-96 win over the New Jersey Nets. He later scored two points with five rebounds in five playoff appearances against the Atlanta Hawks (Miami lost three games to two).

Diawara's contribution in 2009-10 proved less than memorable for Miami. In six appearances, he scored five points with four rebounds and three assists, with eight personal fouls. He has spent his time since then in various Italian leagues, with Enel Brindisi, Cimberio Varese, Umana Reyer Venzia, BCM Gravelines, Limoges, and currently with Juvecaserta Basket.

Stat Line: 69 games, 13.0 minutes, .344 field goals, .308 three-pointers, .526 free throws, 3.2 points, 1.2 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 5.9 PER, 0.4 Win Shares

Cumulative GameScore: 111.8

137. Marcus Banks

Marcus Banks is a 6'2" point guard from Las Vegas, NV. Born on November 19th, 1981, he played two seasons of collegiate ball with the Runnin' Rebels of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. His senior season of 2002-03 would see him average 20.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game. The Memphis Grizzlies selected him 13th overall in that year's draft, trading him to the Boston Celtics later in the day.

For Boston, Banks played 180 games over three seasons. He also played with the Minnesota TimberWolves (45 games) and the Phoenix Suns (69 games). Phoenix traded him to the Heat with Shawn Marion for Shaquille O'Neal on February 6th, 2008. He signed with Miami for $3,966,207.

Banks appeared in 12 games for Miami near the end of 2007-08, averaging 21.6 minutes per game and shooting at a 51.2% clip. He scored 9.5 points with two rebounds and three assists on an average night. On March 5th, he scored 21 points on seven-of-11 shooting with five rebounds and four assists in a 108-83 Heat win over theToronto Raptors.

Banks made 16 appearances for the Heat in 2008-09, scoring 42 points on 15-of-39 shooting. His best game of the season would see him score 11 points on five-of-six shooting with four rebounds in a 106-68 loss to the Portland TrailBlazers on November 26th. Miami sent him with Shawn Marion and cash to the Toronto Raptors for Jamario Moon, Jermaine O'Neal and a 2010 second round draft pick (Da'Sean Butler).

Banks finished out his career with Toronto, playing 31 games over parts of three seasons ending in 2010-11. He spent part of the following season with the Idaho Stampede, then joined Panathinaikos Athens, SLUC Nancy Basket, Champville, and Al Gharafa, a Qatari sports club.

Stat Line: 28 games, 15.2 minutes, .471 field goals, .333 three-pointers, .735 free throws, 5.6 points, 2.1 assists, 1.4 boards, 0.6 steals, 12.8 PER, 0.6 Win Shares

Cumulative GameScore: 113.2