Miami Heat: Grading Duncan Robinson’s 2021-22 Season

Duncan Robinson #55 of the Miami Heat reacts against the Atlanta Hawks(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson (55) puts up a shot over Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22)( Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports) /

Miami Heat: It Wasn’t Duncan Robinson’s Raw Stats, As Much As The Drop-Off

You could argue that the 37 percent from three isn’t that bad, but what hurts is that these weren’t the hands in his face type threes that Duncan has made a living off of. These were open looks generated by Kyle Lowry and Miami’s excellent ball movement.

Seeing players make the correct play, just for it to end in a wide-open brick from him was just deflating to watch. This was all season long too and even in the playoffs, as he just couldn’t get it going.

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It did seem as if Miami was getting the old Duncan back after he hit eight threes for a total of 27 points against the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of the first round but unfortunately, that Duncan was never seen again.

In Round 1, he shot 52 percent from three but after that, he started slumping and became nearly unplayable. They needed him in Round 2 as well due to the overall poor team shooting.

Surely enough, Duncan’s number was called. He would go on to shoot a disappointing 25 percent.

That wasn’t enough, but Miami skated by. Then, in the Eastern Conference Finals, he shot 29 percent from three.

Speaking of the ECF, if there was ever a series for Duncan to show up, it’d be the one against Boston. Boston played the drop-style on screens, allowing Miami’s shooters to have that three-point shot but the injuries and fatigue caught up.

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Duncan could’ve come in and shifted the energy. He had fresh legs and would have an open look at the basket.

Yet, he continued to miss and didn’t even log minutes in Game 7. If there’s one thing that prevented Duncan from getting an F, it was his playmaking.

He continues to make smart plays on the Dribble Handoffs with Bam Adebayo that gets him rolling to the cup for a monster slam. The gravity is also a plus, but it honestly means nothing if he can’t actually hit a shot.