The Miami Heat Are Now Absolutely Loaded At Guard Position

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton (2) keeps the ball away from Miami Heat guard Victor Oladipo (4)(Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports)
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton (2) keeps the ball away from Miami Heat guard Victor Oladipo (4)(Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson (55) celebrates with center Bam Adebayo (13) during the fourth quarter(Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Miami Heat Have A Ton Of Guards: Duncan Robinson & Kendrick Nunn

As expected, Miami Heat Head Coach, Erik Spoelstra, has immediately installed Oladipo and Duncan Robinson as Miami’s starting guards and for obvious reasons. With Robinson slated as the designated sharpshooter, he’s made strides as an improving defender as well as a possible all-around threat.

Duncan Robinson

Binding those qualities with the slashing and two-way abilities of Oladipo, who will be much depended on as a go-to scorer and viable ball-handler, the Heat are getting the absolute best of both worlds with this starting backcourt. Is there any concern?

One would think not. However, this means less minutes and possibly diminished roles for several of the Heat’s key guards in their rotation.

With Oladipo propelled into the starting five, Miami now holds a plethora of talent at the one and two spots. The kicker is this though, as they are all very serviceable in their own different ways.

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Kendrick Nunn

Kendrick Nunn has been dealing with an ankle injury and hasn’t seen the floor since Oladipo’s arrival. As he started in 26 of his 38 appearances this season, it’s extremely doubtful that he’ll receive those opportunities as they move forward towards the future.

Nunn has proven though, that no matter what his role is, he can provide some much needed offense and especially for a team that currently ranks in the bottom-five in scoring (106.4 points per game). Although not the strongest facilitator in the group, the sophomore guard has shown an ability to give up the rock and find open looks for his teammates more regularly this season, which has greatly helped Miami.

Following his return from injury, if Nunn could play north of 10-15 minutes a game, then he should be able to sustain consistent production. You have to find ways to get him those minutes if you’re Coach Spo.