Could Duncan Robinson take the Heat’s improved 3-point shooting to another level? – Denver Post

Q: Now that our shootout has arrived, why not another chance for Duncan Robinson? When our shooters are at their best, Robinson is our best shooter. This has been proven over time. -Delroy.

A: Because the shooting happened without Duncan Robinson? Not to be unfair to Duncan, but it’s taken all this time in the season to finally establish productivity with the 3-point game, so why change what works? That said, with Kyle Lowry back, the Heat again have a deep nine that not only doesn’t include Duncan, but also doesn’t include Victor Oladipo in Wednesday night’s win over Memphis or doesn’t include Max Strus in Monday’s second half against Utah. So for now, with the starting lineup of Bam Adebayo, Kevin Love, Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro and Gabe Vincent, and with Lowry, Caleb Martin and a backup center on the bench, there’s only one spot left. in a nine-man spin. Oladipo? Strus? Or Robinson? And the rotation is only getting tighter in the playoffs. Duncan’s best shot would apparently only come if Love and Vincent, for some reason, were taken out of rotation. This does not seem likely or justified at this time.

Q: Ira, given the choice, would you rather play Philly or Boston in the first round? – Mark.

A: First of all, neither me nor the Heat have a choice. Such is the desperation to potentially start the playoffs in the play-in round. And if the game round comes into play for the Heat, then Milwaukee would be another first-round possibility. But since you asked, it would seem Philadelphia would be the preferred path, just because of all the drama that comes with the 76ers, including Joel Embiid who never made the conference finals. These 76ers have yet to prove it in the playoffs. The Celtics have done it before.

Q: Jimmy Butler has been honestly amazing since he arrived. He takes breaks during the season, but when it’s time, he always finds a way to not just dominate but dominate effectively, all the more amazing considering he barely shoots three times. I really hope we find a way to get a ring when he’s here, I don’t think he’s ever been fully appreciated by the league except for the Bubble Run (Jimmy will probably say he really doesn’t care of what the league thinks), and even that is discounted. Rarely have I seen anyone be able to take over games so efficiently, especially with a mid-range game, the last one really was Dwyane Wade. – Phillip, San Francisco.

A: Jimmy Butler has been everything the Heat have asked for and more since joining, with the possible exception of the 2021 playoffs against the Bucks. Yes, he ran out of time. But what league star doesn’t have these days? While some might wonder what his contract might look like on the road, given that it lasts until his 38th birthday. he continually showed his ability to live in the moment.


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