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RUMOR: Knicks targeting 2 key players from Heat to improve shooting, playmaking

Knicks, Heat, Duncan Robinson, Kendrick Nunn

After a sensational 2020-21 season that saw them make the playoffs for the first time in eight years, the New York Knicks appear set not to let it slip away again from them. With that said, the ‘Bockers are ready to go all out to improve its roster and surround Julius Randle and RJ Barrett with more talent.

According to Ian Begley of SNY TV, the Knicks are interested in two Miami Heat players to fix their shooting and playmaking woes. Duncan Robinson is said to have “fans” within the organization, while Nunn is reported to be on the team’s radar as well.

Both players will be a restricted free agent, so Miami can match any offer sheet they get in the offseason. However, that also puts them in a difficult situation.

Per Begley:

he interesting thing with Nunn and Duncan Robinson is that Miami will be forced to make a difficult decision if both players sign big offer sheets. The Heat can – and probably would – match offers to Dunn and Robinson. But bringing both players back on big contracts could hamper Miami’s future flexibility.

The Knicks could certainly use Kendrick Nunn and Duncan Robinson, especially since shooting seems to be their biggest problem during the 2021 playoffs that saw them bow to the Atlanta Hawks in the first round. The two Heat players shot above 38 percent from the 3-point line during the 2020-21 season, with Robinson even making 40.8 percent of his triples on almost nine attempts per game.

It remains to be seen if the Knicks can land both or any of the two, but they sure look determined to get the players they need to upgrade the roster.