Why Duncan Robinson will be the best shooter in the NBA

By Javier Ascoli

The forgotten guy from the University Michingan on the 2018 NBA DRAFT, as an undrafted free agent, signed an NBA Summer League contract with the Miami Heat. Later on he signed a two-way contract with the Miami Heat and Sioux Falls Skyforce. For the opening day of the 2018 season, with many injured players on the Heat Roster, Robinson was called to be on the team. He did not played untill the fourth regular season game.

A star was born on October 24th, 2018 in the fourth game of the regular season, where the Heat faced the New York Knicks. Robinson in 10 minutes of action, he scored three points, and made four rebounds. The 3-pointer was made at his first shooting attempt. He played fifteen games, started one. Scored 50 points in 160 minutes played. Made 19 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 steals on his Rookie season.

Robinson remained on the team for the 2019-2020 season, and the rest is history. Duncan, since the starting of the season, has been a key player for the Miami Heat. He has played 73 games, and started 68. In the regular season, Robinson averaged .931 in free throw percentage (NBA Leader), .446 in 3-point percentage, and .470 in Field Goal percentage. He has been a vital weapon in Erik Spoelstra's team, because he scores many threes, with a great court effect. Many former players and analysts rank Robinson among the best spot-up shooters in the NBA. As a second year player, Duncan has made a lot of constant production, with efficiency on his shooting, he can throw and score from any part of the 3-point area. He has an elite shooting ability. In this 2019-2020 season, almost 90% of his shooting attempts have come from three. He was tied third in the NBA with Damian Lillard in three pointers made (270), just behind James Harden, and Buddy Hield.

Career Records:

-First NBA player to average a 2P%/3P%/FT% of more than 60/40/90 (.654/.446/.931)

-Miami Heat single season three-point made franchise record (270)

-Tied Robert Horry (1996) for making nine 3s without taking a single 2-point shot in a game.

-Tied Mike Miller (2012) for Miami Heat playoff three-point made franchise record (7)

-Undrafted player with the most threes made in a single season.

Playoff Impact:

The Heat has found ways to generate 3-point efficiency, against any type of defensive coverages. 3 threes made in 90 seconds to open game 3, finished with 7 out of 8 made. He showed that he can shoot from everywhere. Easy catch and shoot 3 pointers made. Unstoppable. Consistent, and high point production.

Duncan Robinson over his short NBA career has showed everyone what he is capable to do, he is a consistent shooter, who can produce many points without missing. I think he is one of the best shooters in the NBA, and will be for a long time.

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