NBA Rumors: Heat Put Slumping Wing On Trade Block

He may be in only the second year of a 5-year contract set to pay him $90M, but 28-year-old Duncan Robinson's time with the Miami Heat may be nearing an end. According to a report from Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, the Heat are making Robinson available on the trade block. 

"With the emergence of Max Strus and Caleb Martin, Miami has made Duncan Robinson available in trade talks, league sources told HoopsHype," said Scotto. 

Indeed, Strus is having a breakthrough season, scoring at a 15.1 points per game clip (a 50% increase from the previous season), while adding 3.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists. He's hitting on 36.2% of his threes, but with potential for that to increase, as he was at 41% from downtown last season. 

Robinson, on the other hand, is shooting a career-low 35.4% from the field and a dreadful 30% from long distance this season. His minutes are significantly down, to just 17.6 per game, and he's scoring just 6 points per contest. Clearly, his role in Miami is greatly diminished. 

His name has been mentioned in trade rumors earlier this season, as he was reportedly offered to the Phoenix Suns for Jae Crowder. It's apparent that the Heat may have to tamp down their expectations on a return. 

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