Ranking 5 Miami Heat contracts from bargain to nightmare

The Miami Heat are in a tough salary situation and are at risk of being over the second apron as soon as next season. Let's look into the team's contracts ranked from bargain to nightmare.

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Bargain (and no longer a nightmare!): Duncan Robinson

If this ranking was last season, it was pretty clear that the Duncan Robinson contract was the biggest nightmare on the Heat’s books.

After a two-year shooting slump pushed Robinson out of the rotation last season, Robinson resurrected his career last playoffs. That paved the way for this bounce-back season.

He has been a legitimate X-factor for Miami and there is a case for Robinson to be in the Most Improved Player of the Year award conversation. Robinson’s development in his all-around game has been a beauty to witness. Once a 3-point specialist, he is now so much more than just that.

However, the 3-point marksman is making $18.1 million this season and was signed to a five-year $90 million deal shortly after the 2020-2021 season. Robinson has dutifully worked on his game, but because Robinson was in and out of the rotation for two seasons, it's hard to argue the Heat have fully gotten their money's worth. Robinson is doing a great job of reversing that this season.