1 Question for every Miami Heat player as countdown to NBA playoffs begins

With 10 games left in the season, we ask the biggest question facing every player on the Miami Heat's roster over this final stretch.

Dec 31, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson (55), center/forward Bam
Dec 31, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson (55), center/forward Bam / Christopher Creveling-USA TODAY Sports
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When will Duncan Robinson return?

Robinson has missed the last four games with a lower back injury but is expected to return within the week. The Heat host the Trail Blazers on Friday, travel to Washington on Sunday and then host the Knicks and 76ers next Tuesday and Thursday. While there is no timetable for Herro’s return, getting Robinson back so that Patty Mills no longer has to start will be huge for Miami’s rotation.

Can the Heat get “Playoff Caleb” Martin back?

It often seems that when the Heat are playing well, so is Caleb Martin. Look no further than last year’s Eastern Conference finals for evidence. When he’s shooting the ball well, it opens up the court and creates another scoring threat defenses have to consider. But Martin’s shooting remains trick-or-treat. This month, Martin has made more than a third of his 3s in six games and less than a third in six games. 

Is Delon Wright a factor in a healthy rotation?

Wright played 35 minutes in his second game with the Heat, making a positive impact in a double-digit win over the Sacramento Kings. He played 17 minutes in the next game, then three in the next. After that, he logged seven straight DNP-CDs before being thrust back into the mix because of injuries to Herro and Robinson. Wright is an earnest defender and willing ball mover,  but he’s not much of a threat offensively. If the Heat get one of Herro or Robinson back soon, Wright will likely find himself glued to the bench again.