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Heat sharpshooter Duncan Robinson’s reps send subtle message to Erik Spoelstra after another DNP vs. Sixers

Duncan Robinson, Heat, Erik Spoelstra

The Miami Heat are coming off two putrid shooting performances against the Philadelphia 76ers. Do you know who they could’ve used to make it rain from downtown? Duncan Robinson. The former Michigan standout has played a whole one minute in this series with the Sixers, racking up numerous DNPs.

Amid his confusing absence from the rotation, Robinson’s reps sent a subtle message to Erik Spoelstra and the Heat with a little throwback from the 2020 NBA Finals:

Just look at how important he was. That was Robinson’s rookie year, too.

Robinson started 68 of 79 games in 2021-22, averaging 10.9 points, on 37% shooting from deep. Now, he’s barely even seeing the floor in the heat of the postseason. Weird to say the least, but with the way the Heat are playing right now, the squad could definitely use a boost. Robinson can offer just that, especially with his ability to knock down shots.

To put it into perspective, the forward is averaging just 11.2 minutes per game in the postseason and that mostly came in the opening round against the Hawks. At this point, Spoelstra needs to give Robinson the opportunity to contribute. The series has completely turned around with the return of Joel Embiid and Robinson can not only shoot it but create space for others.

The biggest strength of the Heat is their depth and Robinson is a big part of that. It’s time to put him on the court.