1. Duncan Robinson, Miami Heat
The Heat believed in Robinson so much that they forked over a five-year contract that almost paid him $90 million. Considering how lethal Robinson has been from 3-point range, he was tasked with both competing for the league-lead in 3-point percentage and stepping up to replace the scoring production vacated by Goran Dragic.
Robinson’s scoring has fallen from 13.1 points per game to just 11.3 this season. While he is still shooting over eight 3-pointers per game, he went from shooting just under 43% from deep to making only 34% of his shots from that range this year. That’s not the best use of nearly $90 million, is it?
The Toronto Raptors didn’t sign up for the Duncan Robinson regression.
While he was one of the best players in the league at what he does, Robinson is not getting that contract due to his shot creation or lockdown defense. When he’s taken a step back like this as a shooter, that should get Heat fans worried about his contract.
While Miami is a title contender now that Kyle Lowry has made the trip down to South Beach, they could run into some issues in the postseason. Robinson could be a game-changer, but he may also help push Miami off of a cliff if he plays like a bench player rather than a starter.