1. Duncan Robinson
Duncan Robinson’s 2020 season was special. On catch-and-shoot opportunities, Robinson shot 46% on 6.8 3PA. Those are insane numbers that even future Hall of Famer Klay Thompson did not reach during his prime.
Robinson “came out of nowhere” when he burst on the scene for Miami. He wasn’t a high recruit coming out of high school, he played D-III before transferring to Michigan, and he was in the G-league before Miami brought him on in 2019. How did this guy turn into the Heat’s all-time leading 3-point shooter in 281 games?
Robinson’s movement is second to none. He can fly off screens going 100 mph. It’s difficult to go that fast off a screen and square up to get a good shot off, but Robinson has no problem doing so. Robinson’s elite cutting ability aids his shooting.
If defenders begin to overplay his shot, he’ll go back door and get an easy layup. After doing that a few times defenses may adjust, causing them to give him a little breathing room. The scorekeepers should get ready to add three points to Miami when teams do that because Duncan is a lethal open shooter.
He effortlessly works with Bam Adebayo in the dribble hand-off game to create magic. He led the league in points off handoffs in 2020 (3.5 PPG) as this became one of the staples in the Heat offense.
Robinson has developed some serious range in his time in Miami. He’s comfortable bombing away a few feet behind the 3-point line.
This versatility leaves defenses clueless as to how to stop Robinson when he gets rolling. He holds claim to the top three 3-point shooting Heat seasons with 270 made 3s topping out the list. Robinson had a down year a season ago, but the 2023 playoffs showed us he’s very capable of getting back to his all-time shooting ways.