With the Miami Heat currently first in the Eastern Conference at 32-18, Erik Spoelstra has continuously been working his magic despite being ravaged with a ton of injuries. The trio of Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Kyle Lowry have played only 14 games together, but there have been inspiring revelations from the Heat’s second and third stringers. Unable to rise to the occasion with his star teammates marginalized, though, has been fourth-year sharpshooter Duncan Robinson.
After signing a massive five-year, $90 million extension in the offseason, Robinson’s numbers have dipped well below his standards. He’s shooting a solid but unspectacular 36.5% from beyond the arc, well below last season’s mark and over eight percentage points lower than his scorching 44.6% clip on threes in 2019-20. The biggest issue with Robinson is his lack of peripheral stats or ability to contribute in other aspects of the game.
But even with skepticism about Robinson growing, Miami should not consider shipping him to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Christian Wood.
3 reasons Heat shouldn’t trade Duncan Robinson for Christian Wood
Robinson’s shooting prowess is rare
There is no doubt that Wood is a more gifted and versatile athlete than Robinson, but talent is far from the sole basis of roster construction.