Los Angeles star LeBron James drives to the basket against Miami's Duncan Robinson in the Lakers' dominant victory over the Heat in game one of the NBA Finals
Duncan Robinson could make sense for the Lakers if a deal can be made with the Miami Heat. GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Kevin C. Cox


  • The Heat are reportedly dangling Duncan Robinson to interested takers
  • The Lakers could be a potential landing spot for Robinson
  • Julius Randle could be a sensible addition to reinforce the Heat's frontline

The Miami Heat are not exactly scorching, but they have the tools necessary to compete.

However, their offense needs some tweaks and some moves could be in the offing.

Ironically, a source of points is Duncan Robinson.

Usually known as a volume three-point shooter, the 28-year-old has not exactly lived up to expectations.

So far this 2022-23 NBA season, he is shooting 30.6% from beyond the arc on 4.5 attempts.

This is the worst mark he has had since he entered the league in 2018.

Given that head coach Erik Spoelstra has turned to Caleb Martin and Max Strus, Michael Scotto of HoopsHype claimed that the Heat are now making the 6-foot-7 guard available for trade.

A look at his contract shows that Robinson is owed $57.49 million over the next three seasons and also holds a player option for the 2025-26 NBA season.

As of this writing, it remains to be seen who would take a chance on Robinson.

In an interview by PTV Sports with American book author Roland Lazenby, the undrafted player could be a good fit for the Los Angeles Lakers.

"I don't know about any impending trade. But you can imagine a Duncan Robinson in Miami who shot the ball well. He's not as in the rotation of Miami as he has been. But if Miami parts with a weapon like that, I don't know what the Lakers could offer any team like Miami," Lazenby stated.

In addition, an unnamed NBA executive suggested that Julius Randle of the New York Knicks could be a person of interest to the Heat.

Although Randle's performance has dipped, pairing him with Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler could make sense.

Furthermore, the No. 7 overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft is young and someone who could recoup his old form in South Beach.

Miami's Duncan Robinson fires a three-pointer over Rajon Rondo in the Heat's game-five victory over the Lakers in the NBA Finals
Duncan Robinson could be on the move if the Miami Heat find a taker for his services. GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / SAM GREENWOOD