‘Best Shooter’- Miami Heat Legend Heaps Massive Praise On Duncan Robinson

Published 01/26/2021, 10:11 AM EST
Jan 6, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson (55) attempts a three point shot on Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


The Miami Heat have one of the best developmental systems in the NBA. The proof of that lies in their success last season. They developed undrafted players like Duncan Robinson and Kendrick Nunn into starting-caliber NBA players, with Tyler Herro emerging as a young star despite being drafted late in the Draft Lottery.

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Robinson’s story in particular is quite surprising. He almost gave the sport up for a career in sports journalism, but his impeccable shooting ability helped him find his way into the league. He was crucial in Miami’s run to the NBA Finals last season.

Heat legend Udonis Haslem, who played with shooters like Ray Allen and Mike Miller, has declared Duncan Robinson as one of the best shooters he has seen.

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“The thing that makes Duncan the best shooter is the way he gets off his shot in multiple different ways. Multiple different ways. Off the dribble, off the handoff, step backs, side steps. I ain’t never seen nobody not stop moving throughout the whole game and pull the trigger.”

Miami Heat: Can they recover this season?

While they do have a shooter like Robinson, the team has struggled this season. A lot of it has to do with the absences of Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro, but the team needs to figure out how to find their footing again.

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Jan 6, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson (55) attempts a three point shot over Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

They are on the outside looking into the playoffs. In an increasingly competitive Eastern Conference, the wiggle room may not be that much for the Heat. The reigning Eastern Conference champions are 13th in the East, with a record of 6 wins and 10 losses.

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The team is being anchored by Bam Adebayo while the other stars sit out. However, the roster construction of this team has generated some criticism around the league. Robinson is one of their only shooters and is now heavily guarded by opposing teams. Hopefully, Coach Erik Spoelstra figures out how to make this team find the form that brought them success last season.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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