Miami Heat: 3 goals for Duncan Robinson’s 2020-21 season

Duncan Robinson #55 of the Miami Heat goes up for a shot against the Denver Nuggets(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Duncan Robinson #55 of the Miami Heat goes up for a shot against the Denver Nuggets(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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Robinson has shown what an elite shooter he is, but the Miami Heat will be more dangerous if he develops that mid-range

Robinson attempted 687 field goal attempts and 606 of those attempts were 3 pointers. That’s 88.2 percent of his shots coming from deep.

Saying that Robinson is almost strictly a 3-point shooter is not an exaggeration. What’s even more surprising is that 94.1 percent of his field goals were assisted.

Yes, he did have a historic season from deep, but just relying on his 3pt shooting will make him more one-dimensional. It is much easier for the defense to defend a player when all they have to do is just to take away that one thing.

Now imagine when Robinson gets the ball and the defense closes out, he doesn’t pass out and try to get the ball back again but instead uses his dribble to get inside and pull up for a mid-range. That would make his game much more dangerous and much harder to defend, as it will make him a threat from more than just one place.

Per NBA.com, Robinson only attempted 15 mid-range attempts and only made 4. He is quite literally not a threat if he goes inside the arc.

That’s why his goal has to be to develop his offensive game and to add more aspects to it. This can be getting more shots up in the mid-range area or just creating more for himself rather than having 94.1 percent of the shots being assisted.