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Player who most helped himself: Earl Barron, Miami Heat
The 7-foot center, who spent most of last season on Miami's inactive list, made a strong case to stick with the big club in 2006-07. Through the first three games he led the field in scoring (25.7) and rebounding (9.0). He has shown an ability to step out and hit jumpers as well as score inside, albeit against summer-league competition. He had 33 points and 15 boards in a 91-85 win over the Nets. The Heat must decide whether to pick up his $475,00 option for next season by July 25; it now seems they will.