5 Heat players at risk of being traded this summer

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3. Duncan Robinson

For years, Duncan Robinson was viewed as one of the worst contracts in the league. Robinson’s play in the 2020 NBA Finals proved his value, as he was one of the Heat’s best players, not to mention shooters.

Robinson followed that up with a 2020-21 campaign that saw him play in all 72 games for the Heat, shooting 40.8 percent from long-range on 8.5 attempts, similar to his 44.6 percent clip in the previous season.

We don’t need to talk about the defense (or lack thereof) because he doesn’t either.

Robinson landed a $90 million extension following the 2020-21 season.

Two years later, Robinson was out of Erik Spoelstra's rotation, as the defensive warts became impossible to ignore, especially with him shooting 32.8 percent from deep and just 37.1 percent from the field. 

Robinson went from once playing 31.4 minutes per night and starting in the NBA Finals to playing just 16.5 minutes and being permanently removed from the starting lineup. Robinson has had a bit of a bounce back this season, shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 40.9 percent from long-range, while averaging 13.3 points per contest.

And the true shooting is back up to an astounding 61.8 percent.

2024-25 is the final guaranteed year on his deal, as the 2025-26 year holds an early termination option. His bounce-back this season, in addition to his $19.4 million in 2024-25, which could be an expiring, makes him more feasible for an opposing team to take on.