NBA Rumors: Miami Heat Reportedly Open To Trading THIS Core Piece


The Miami Heat have been one of the hottest teams in the league over the past month, and now sit atop the Eastern Conference with the Chicago Bulls. Bam Adebayo is back in the lineup, and things are looking up. 

But one player who's seen his fortunes fall of late is Duncan Robinson. Max Strus seems to have usurped him in the rotation, playing more minutes than Robinson in the past three games. Robinson has averaged just 3.3 points and shot just 13.3% from three-point range over that span. 

According to a report by Matt Moore of The Action Network, "there’s a belief around the league that Robinson is a player Miami is open to talks about."

Make no mistake, it would be a shock to see the Heat give up on Robinson just months after signing him to a 5-year, $90M contract. But his scoring and three-point shooting have slipped this year, with a 34.5% mark from beyond the arc. That's considerably down from the 42.7% sharpshooting mark he dropped on the league over the previous two full seasons combined. 

The Heat have a treasure trove of riches at the wing this season, what with Tyler Herro far and away the league's leading candidate for 6th Man of the Year, along with others, the likes of Caleb Martin and the aforementioned Strus pushing for minutes. Strus is hitting triples at a 41.7% clip this season. 

The Heat are a strong contender in the East, and don't put it past Pat Riley to try to make that last little tweak to put them over the top. 

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