5 Worst free agent signings in Miami Heat history

Duncan Robinson, Miami Heat (Mandatory Credit: David Yeazell-USA TODAY Sports)
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Duncan Robinson Miami Heat, worst free agent signings
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1. Duncan Robinson | 5-years, $90 million

Duncan Robinson was once known as one of the diamonds that Heat President Pat Riley is known for finding in the rough. After going undrafted in the 2018 NBA draft, Robinson joined the Heat on a Summer League invite and would make his debut with the team that same season due to a variety of injuries that plagued Miami.

Robinson soon proved that his ability to shoot was rare, even receiving an invitation to the three-point contest, and earned a starting job in just his second season. Following two strong seasons in Miami, one of which led to a Finals appearance in the bubble, the Heat signed Robinson to a five-year contract with $90 million.

During his first season under his new deal, Robinson saw some regression but was not far off from his previous form, at least not until the playoffs. Once the postseason hit, Robinson went from a secret weapon in the playoffs to unplayable, averaging just 5.6 points while playing an “olé” style defense over a 13-game playoff run.

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The Duncan Robinson era seems to have fizzled out as quickly as it began, as the Heat are still on the books for nearly $60 million, with roughly $50 million guaranteed.