Miami Heat Hot Topics: Restarting, America’s unrest, Duncan Robinson & more

Head coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat answers a question from the media regarding coronavirus(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Head coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat answers a question from the media regarding coronavirus(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Duncan Robinson #55 of the Miami Heat reacts after making a three pointer against the Cleveland Cavaliers (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Here are some of this week’s most interesting Miami Heat pieces from around the web as a whole.

From Around The Web

Erik Spoelstra on NBA restart plan and how Heat will adjust. Also, an injury updateMiami Herald, Anthony Chiang

"NBA owners and players approved a 22-team plan that will restart the season starting on July 31 at a fan-less quarantine-type environment at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and will include regular-season, which the NBA is calling “seeding games,” and possible play-in games to compete for playoff berths in the Eastern Conference and Western Conference. “I think our team is extremely motivated to get back at this,” Spoelstra said in a teleconference with local reporters Saturday. “These have been extreme circumstances these last two months-plus. And our guys have done a really commendable job of staying physically fit. But it is a challenge when you don’t know whether we’re going to start back up or not, or you don’t necessarily know what date that it could be. Well, now, this gives us a little bit of specificity, and I think everybody is starting to get excited. And you’re able to wrap your mind around a concept of replaying.”"

Coronavirus: Spoelstra’s Miami Heat ‘extremely motivated’ ahead of NBA return– Yahoo Sports, Omnisport

"The Heat are among the 22 teams due to head to Florida as one of the 16 franchises that occupied playoff spots when the season was halted, with the six teams that are within six games of the eighth and final seeds in the Eastern and Western Conferences also set for Walt Disney World Resort. “I think our team is extremely motivated to get back at this,” Spoelstra told reporters on a teleconference call on Saturday. “These have been extreme circumstances these last two months-plus. And our guys have done a really commendable job of staying physically fit. But it is a challenge when you don’t know whether we’re going to start back up or not, or you don’t necessarily know what date that it could be. “Well, now, this gives us a little bit of specificity, and I think everybody is starting to get excited. And you’re able to wrap your mind around a concept of replaying.”"

Heat’s Duncan Robinson has been the NBA’s best 3-point shooter this season, and it’s not really closeCBS Sports, Michael Kaskey-Blomain

"However, when it comes to the best long-range shooter this season, both accuracy and quantity have to be considered. With those factors as the key criteria, one player emerges as the premier pick: Heat guard Duncan Robinson. He is far from a household name, but has quickly emerged as an elite marksman. After appearing in just 15 games with one start as a rookie, the second year-guard stepped into a starting role in Miami this season and immediately established himself as a lethal floor-spacer. In the 65 games he played this season, Robinson has connected on 243 3-pointers, which is third-best in the NBA behind only Harden (271) and Hield (244). But while Harden and Hield have taken the most 3s this season, respectively, Robinson sits just sixth on the attempts list. His 44.8 percent conversion rate from deep is good for fourth league-wide, yet he’s made substantially more than the three players ahead of him percentage-wise (George Hill, Seth Curry, and JJ Redick). Furthermore, Robinson is also the only player in the league in the top five in both total 3-pointers made and 3-point percentage. In other words, Robinson is shooting a lot of 3-pointers, and he’s making a lot of them."