No. 4: Gabe Vincent, Miami Heat
Another undrafted product of Heat culture, Gabe Vincent has played a significant role in the Heat’s improbable run to the NBA Finals. In the postseason, Vincent is averaging 13.4 points per game, shooting 40% from beyond the arc on more than six attempts per game. Additionally, he showcases his playmaking ability with an average of almost four assists per game.
Playing alongside Jimmy Butler, Gabe Vincent has proven to be an excellent option to complement star players. During the postseason, Vincent has made nearly 50% of his catch-and-shoot threes, which is a direct result of the opportunities created by Jimmy Butler. If Vincent were brought in as a high-quality bench player, he would be a perfect choice to provide Darius Garland or Donovan Mitchell some rest. His ability to make an impact on the court without dominating the ball makes him a great fit for any team.
Similar to Strus, Vincent will enter unrestricted free agency this offseason, positioning himself for a potentially lucrative contract.
As he will turn 27 when the next season starts, I would also anticipate him prioritizing a substantial payday rather than joining a contender. If the price is right, Vincent is a proven and ideal contributor who can be a valuable part of a playoff rotation.
Keeping a championship core together can be expensive, and the new CBA rules make it even more challenging. If these key players find themselves seeking a new team next year, the Cavaliers should position themselves as top suitors. Depending on what each player is seeking, they could serve as excellent additions, providing reliable playoff performances at a reasonable price, at least a few that is.