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Gabe Vincent wins Most Improved award

Vincent signed with the Heat after an impressive showing with the Stockton Kings.

Souix Falls Skyforce vs. Texas Legends Photo by Tim Heitman/NBAE via Getty Images

Guard Gabe Vincent, one of the Miami Heat’s two-way players, won Ridiculous Upside’s G League Most Improved Player award.

During a 15-game stretch stretch with the Stockton Kings in November and December 2019, Vincent averaged 25.2 points on 42 percent shooting from beyond the arc. And Vincent attempted 11 3-pointers per game, proving that he could become a specialist at the NBA level.

That impressive play got the attention of Heat officials, and Miami signed him to a two-way contract Jan. 8. Miami had to drop Daryl Macon, who was originally signed to a two-way contract with the Heat, to add Vincent. And although Vincent numbers regressed a bit after joining the Sioux Falls Skyforce (Miami’s G League affiliate), he still played well. In 11 games with the Skyforce, Vincent scored 16.4 points per game and shot 37 percent from 3.

Will Vincent join past Heat success stories from the G League, including Duncan Robinson, Kendrick Nunn, Derrick Jones Jr. and Tyler Johnson? I wouldn’t bet against Miami’s developmental system.