Gabe Vincent learned to live in each moment during his six-week stint with the Miami Heat, which included these moments as starting point defense.
But he also knows what’s ahead, to hit free agency in July.
So, yes, also an eye to the future, a future that during last season’s playoffs appeared would come with a significant payoff, earning unprompted praise from Trae Young, but a future now somewhat clouded by an uneven season, including scoring just three points on 1-of-5 shooting in Saturday night’s road loss to the Chicago Bulls.
“I think if someone told you they were in this situation and they didn’t think about it, they’d be lying to you,” Vincent said, with the Heat closing out the two-game trip Sunday night against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. “So it’s something that definitely comes across your mind that you do think about. But I don’t think it’s something that has impacted my play, per se.”
The fourth-year point guard has experienced a number of highs and lows, with Saturday being one of those lower moments.
“We’ve played different brands of basketball throughout the season,” Vincent said. “I think anyone that watches the game can see that….