Duncan Robinson available for trade with Miami Heat

November 22, 2022

It was anticipated that Duncan Robinson would play a significant role for the Miami Heat for several years when he re-signed with them in 2021 summer.

His time in Miami now looks to be running out. A report released claims that the 28-year-old sharpshooter has been made available in trades by the Heat.

Michael Scotto said that Miami has made Duncan Robinson available for trade discussions due to the emergence of Max Strus and Caleb Martin.

The information that the Heat are considering Robinson available for negotiations doesn’t come as much of a surprise. After all, this season has seen a drastic decline in his production.

He only scores 6.3 points a game on 35.4 percent of his field goal tries and 30.6 percent of his three-point attempts while playing 17.6 minutes per game.

Robinson scored 13.3 points per game and shot 42.7 percent from 3-point range in the 2019–20 and 2020–21 seasons. Due to that performance, the organization chose to honor him with a five-year, $90 million contract in the 2021 offseason.

Over the last two seasons, he has yet to keep his end of the bargain, though. Late in the previous campaign, Strus even took his place in the team’s starting lineup. This season, Strus and Martin have significantly reduced Robinson’s playing time.

The University of Michigan player only provides something to the team if he can regularly make 3-pointers. This season, he has tried to drive more to the basket by broadening his game, but it has yet to be successful.

It can be difficult to justify playing him for many minutes if he isn’t making his shots because he isn’t the best defender.

Robinson has been the subject of trade speculation for some time, and most recently, a team insider claimed that he thought the Heat were “showcasing” the wing in preparation for a possible deal.

It looks likely that the Heat will sell Robinson before the trade deadline on February 9. One of the few options for the Heat to improve their roster may be to trade him away.

Miami has had a terrible first half of the season and presently sits at 7-10, good for 11th place in the Eastern Conference.

Numerous people thought the team’s significant victory against the Phoenix Suns last week would offer it the boost it needed to go over.500 on the season, but it has already dropped three consecutive games.

The Heat’s next game is against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.