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5. Jaime Jaquez Jr.

Last rank: 5

The Miami Heat have struggled since the beginning of March. They have failed to get more than two wins in a row, and they have lost two of their last three to combine for a 6-7 record during March. For a team fighting to stay out of the play-in, this shouldn't be acceptable to fans and the players.

Jaime Jaquez Jr. has been an integral piece for Miami's success all season long, but since the beginning of March, Jaquez Jr. has struggled to find his stride in the offense. The former UCLA standout has shot just 29.4 percent from behind the arc during March.

Jaquez Jr. isn't known as an offensive wizard by any means, but his savvy backdoor cuts and offensive rebounding abilities have almost disappeared over the last month.

Defensively, Jaquez Jr. has been a different story. He has constantly been one of Miami's best defenders off the bench and is often called upon to guard the opposing team's best forwards.

While Miami has had an up-and-down season, so has their rookie. It's expected that some of the top rookies of their draft class experience some of the highest highs and some of the lowest lows during their rookie year, and that's exactly what Jaquez Jr. has experienced.

Assuming Miami comfortably makes the playoffs, Jaquez Jr. should get his first taste of NBA playoff basketball. It will be critical both the Heat and Jaquez Jr. finish the season off strong.