The Miami Heat season came to a sudden and unexpected end. They went from making it to the NBA Finals to being swept in the first round, and they fave more questions than answers in the offseason.
The Heat don't have any first or second-round picks in the upcoming draft. Also, Trevor Ariza, Dewayne Dedmon, Nemanja Bjelica, and Victor Oladipo will become unrestricted free agents, while Kendrick Nunn and Duncan Robinson will enter restricted free agency.
While keeping Nunn may not be a priority for them and their veterans could also pursue another path elsewhere, keeping Robinson around should be on their plans. The only problem is that he's likely to get paid a lot of money and they may not be able to match it.
When asked about his impending free agency, the sharpshooter stated that the most important thing for him is the right fit and having a chance to compete:
“I’m just trying to get all the information possible, so I can make the best decision possible,” Robinson told the Sun Sentinel. “In terms of the different factors that contribute, all of them do, to some extent. First and foremost, the fit, a place where I can really feel comfortable. Winning is obviously a priority for me, as well. And then, of course, it’s also a business and there’s an opportunity to make money to take care of people that I love the most. So that’s also a priority, as well.
Robinson went on to say that he cherishes all the moments he's had at South Beach and that he's not thinking about any other destination as of now, adding that he'll make sure to gather as much information as possible before making a decision:
“So any place that can offer all of those is a destination that I would be excited about. Obviously, I’ve had an incredible experience here, love this organization for many different reasons. So, we’ll see. For the most part, like I said, I haven’t really shifted my focus toward that just yet. But the next weeks, months will be mostly about gathering information and trying to make the best decision possible.”
Robinson is well aware of the market sharpshooters are getting nowadays. Players like Joe Harris and Davis Bertans got a big payday in their recent contracts thanks to their ability to spread the floor and sink three-pointers:
“First and foremost, really happy for those guys. If anything, it kind of just indicated that there was a market for that skill set. So the focus really shifted to how can I really continue to showcase my abilities this year, show that I’m capable to help this team win and everything else from there will just kind of fall into place," Robinson concluded.
Duncan finished the season with averages of 13.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 3.5 three-pointers per game while shooting at a 43/40/82 clip, so he's definitely going to have plenty of offers sitting at his table next summer.