Ranking the Complementary Additions of the Heat's Big 3 Era

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Ranking the Complementary Additions of the Heat's Big 3 Era
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In his first month with the Heat, Ray Allen has given Miami plenty to scream about.

One month.

Three shots in the final 24 seconds to seal victories. 

Ray Allen has had quite a Heat start. And while his desire has at times left something to be desired, it appears that the contract Miami gave him (one season plus a player option at $3 million per year) will be well worth the investment.

By hitting 52.6 percent of his three-point attempts, he has posted an absurd .635 effective field goal percentage, which makes it even more absurd that it's been bettered among Heat regulars by two other fairly recent additions: Shane Battier (2011 offseason) and Rashard Lewis (2012 offseason).

Allen, Battier and Lewis are just three of the supplementary pieces that Pat Riley has acquired or retained since signing the current foundation of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh in July 2010. 

Riley has had to be nimble, with shrinking cap space and a creeping luxury tax. He has been armed, if not with elastic financial resources, then certainly an attractive proposition, with many veterans clamoring for a title chance. 

Which moves have worked out well?

And which could have been better? 

Here's an accounting, from worst to best. 

(All quotes in this piece were gathered in the course of the author's daily coverage of the Miami Heat for the Palm Beach Post, and all statistics are accurate as of Monday afternoon.) 

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