The Miami Heat have had an injury-riddled season across the board so far, with several of their best players missing time. Despite that, Miami is still afloat in the Eastern Conference with a 19-18 record. It is seventh in the East. Two seasons ago, the Miami Heat signed Duncan Robinson to a five-year, $90 contract, but NBA insiders called for the Heat to get rid of Robinson for a “win-now” player.
Ever since he signed his contract, he has gone from bad to worse the following season. All of his numbers are down and his position in the rotation is down every season. The best thing for Robinson’s career right now might be a change of scenery.
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Could Duncan Robinson’s time in Miami be over?
Robinson’s stats this season are nearly the lowest of his career since his rookie season in 2018-19. Averaged (7.2) points, (2.0) assists, (1.2) assists, (18.4) minutes and (6.3) field goal attempts per game. It’s crazy to think of a 72-game season where he’s shooting 45 percent from behind the arc. Right now, he’s struggling to get consistent minutes in the lineup.
NBA insiders note that Robison’s trade value is extremely low at this point. Bleacher Report’s Andy Bailey had this to report on the matter.
Still, if attached to the right assets (like a draft pick and/or Nikola Jovic), his $16.9 million salary could go a long way toward matching the salary on a contract for a true difference-maker.
Exporting Robinson on his own would be incredibly difficult. That’s why a player like Nikola Jovic or a future draft pick could be a great way to create a trade. Head coach Erik Spoelstra said Jovic is “very coachable” and still has raw talent that another team can build on. As for Robinson, his time with the Heat may be in its final stages.