Damian Lillard’s perfect reaction to bold claim involving Duncan Robinson, Klay Thompson
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) October 12, 2020
Robinson has become a deadly shooter throughout the year, but it’s not even close to that of Thompson. Thompson’s accomplishments lap that of Robinson in his mere two years in the NBA. Though Duncan proved to be a key part of the Heat’s offense in the playoffs that propelled them to the NBA Finals, he has much work to do in terms of catching up to the 30-year old sharpshooter in Thompson.
As the Heat tried to save their season in Game 5, Robinson willed himself to 26 points, canning 7-of-13 3-pointers along with five rebounds. He wasn’t able to turn in that same performance in a Game 6 that ultimately ended the Heat’s season, posting only 10 points while making 3-of-7 attempts from beyond the arc.
The claim itself is one that could only be made off of emotion rather than logic. Robinson has much work to do towards his overall game before being compared to Thompson. Robinson’s defense has become a target for opposing teams, often leading stars to desire a switch in order to have a liable Robinson guarding them. He’s also been prone to flopping a bit after attempting a jump shot, a feat he must hone in on minimizing if he wants to continue to improve.
The University of Michigan product has a long road ahead of him, but he should feel accomplished after the season he’s had at only 26 years of age.