78. Khalid Reeves
Khalid Reeves was a 6'3" point guard when selected in the first round of the 1994 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat. Born on July 15th, 1972 in Queens, NY, he played high school ball in Christ the King High, a school in Middle Village, NY. He was selected to the McDonald's All American squad in 1990. In college, he played four seasons for Lute Olsen with the University of Arizona Wildcats. As a senior, he averaged 24.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.9 assists, making the AP All-American second team.
Reeves signed for $1,300,000 as a rookie in 1994-95, playing 67 games for the Heat and starting 17 at point guard. He shot 44.3% from the field, including 39.2% from three-point distance in 21.8 minutes per game. He averaged nine points, three rebounds, four and a half assists, and just over a steal per appearance. He notched three double-doubles, scoring in double figures 26 times and racking up over nine assists five times. He was decent all season, but saved his best performances for the last few weeks of the year. On March 28th, he scored 24 points on 9-of-17 shooting, including three from outside, along with 10 assists and five rebounds in a 126-115 loss to the Boston Celtics. On April 11th, he scored 24 points with nine assists in a 112-99 loss to the New York Knicks. In a 123-117 win over the Orlando Magic on April 15th, he scored 20 points with 14 assists, most of them to Glen Rice, who dropped 56 that night. On April 21st, he scored a season high 32 points, going four-for-seven from three-point distance along with three boards and four dimes in a 113-106 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. Miami finished at 32-50 on the campaign, missing the playoffs.
Before suiting up for the 1995-96 regular season, the Heat traded Carter with Matt Geiger, Glen Rice, and a first round pick (Tony Delk) to the Charlotte Hornets for LeRon Ellis, Alonzo Mourning, and Pete Myers. After 20 games with the Hornets, he later played with the New Jersey Nets (81 games), the Dallas Mavericks (95 games), the Detroit Pistons (11 games), and the Chicago Bulls (three games). He also plaed with Aris (Greece), Pau-orthez (France), the Grand Rapids Hoops (CBA), the Phoenix Eclipse (ABA), the Florida Sea Dragons (USBL), Cafe Najiar (Lebanon), and Panteras de Miranda (Venezuela).
Stat Line: 67 games, 21.8 minutes, .443 field goals, .392 three-pointers, .714 free throws, 9.2 points, 4.3 assists, 2.8 rebounds, 1.1 steals, 16.9 PER, 3.5 Win Shares.
Cumulative GameScore: 528.1
77. Quentin Richardson
Quentin Richardson was a 6'6" shooting guard with DePaul University when selected by the Los Angeles Clippers with the 18th pick of the 2000 draft. Born in Chicago, IL on April 13th, 1980, he earned McDonald's All American honors for Whitney Young High in Chicago. He played two seasons for DePaul in college, scoring 18 points with 10 rebounds and two assists per game. Richardson declared for the NBA draft after his sophomore season.
Richardson played four seasons with the Clippers (281 games), one season with the Phoenix Suns (79 games), and four seasons with the New York Knicks (241 games). In 2004-05 as a member of the Suns, he led the NBA with 226 three pointers, also winning the NBA's Three-Point Shootout during All-Star Weekend. During 2009's offseason, he was traded to the Memphis Grizzles, for Darko Milicic, then to the Clippers for Zach Randolph. The Clippers sent him to the Minnesota TimberWolves for Mark Madsen, Craig Smith, and Sebastian Telfair. The Wolves turned around and sent him to Miami for Mark Blount.
With Richardson, the Heat inherited the last season of a six-year, $46,408,900, or $9,352,400. He started in 75 of his 76 appearances through the season, playing 27.4 minutes and sinking 43.1% of his field goal attempts. He also hit a career high 39.7% of his three point shots. An average night was nine points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal. He posted 28 double digit efforts and five double doubles as Miami went 44-32 with him in the game. He shot four or more three-pointers on 14 occasions. In a 102-95 loss to the Portland TrailBlazers on December 20th, he hit seven-of-seven three-pointers, scoring 22 points with four rebounds. On March 4th, he hit seven more three pointers, scoring 25 points with five rebounds in a 114-111 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Two nights later, in a 100-94 win over the Atlanta Hawks, he scored 22 points with 11 rebounds. Miami went 47-35 overall, finishing third in the Southeast Division and fifth in the Eastern Conference. Unfortunately, they lost four of their five postseason matchups in the opening round to the fourth-seeded Boston Celtics. Richardson played half an hour per night, shooting 40% overall. In game four, Miami's only win (101-92), he put up 20 points with seven rebounds.
Richardson signed on with the Orlando Magic as a free agent following the 2010 playoffs. He spent two seasons with the team (105 games). He sat most of the 2012-13 season out, signing with the Knicks for a second time on April 16th. He played just one game, New York's 82nd of the season, a 98-92 win over the Hawks. He scored five points with 10 rebounds. On July 10th, 2013, he was part of a trade package to the Toronto Raptors, but ended up getting waived prior to training camp.
Richardson joined the Detroit Pistons as the director of player development during the 2014 offseason, and served in the role for two seasons.
Stat Line: 76 games, 27.4 minutes, .431 field goals, .397 three-pointers, .732 free throws, 8.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.9 steals, 12.9 PER, 5.8 Win Shares.
Cumulative GameScore: 563.7
76. Justise Winslow
Winslow, aka “Chief Justise,” is a 6’7”, 225 lb. left-handed small forward from Houston, Texas. The Heat chose him with the 10th overall pick in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft out of Duke University. Already a two-year veteran, Winslow was born on March 26th, 1996.
Winslow joined a club that was kind of in transition from the loss of LeBron James and went 38-44, and played in a team-high 78 games. He played 28.6 minutes per night, shooting .422 from the field and just .276 from deep. He made .684 from the line, scoring 6.4 points with 5.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 0.9 steals.
On February 22nd, Winslow scored 15 points and finished with a game-high plus-29 rating in a 101-93 overtime win against the Indiana Pacers. He added seven rebounds, four assists, and four steals. On March 14th, he scored a season-high 20 points on eight-of-13 shooting, with three boards and two steals in a 124-119 victory over the Denver Nuggets.
The team surprised everyone and made the playoffs with the third seed in the Eastern Conference with a 48-34 record. Winslow’s playing time dropped slightly in the postseason, to 25.4 minutes over 13 games. He scored 6.9 points with 4.8 rebounds. His best game in the playoffs, by far, was Miami’s last. Winslow scored 14 points with eight rebounds, two steals and two blocks in Miami’s 116-89 game seven loss to the Toronto Raptors.
In the 2016-17 campaign, Winslow was bit by the injury bug, and bit hard. He only appeared in 18 games all season, helping the Heat to a 4-14 record (the team managed to go 38-28 without him). His best game was on December 22nd, when he racked up his first career double-double with 23 points and 13 rebounds, adding four steals and three dimes in a 115-107 win against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Stat Line: 96 games, 29.8 minutes, .400 field goals, .258 three-pointers, .665 free throws, 7.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.0 steals, 8.3 PER, 2.4 Win Shares.
Cumulative GameScore: 582.4