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Heat send Duncan Robinson to Skyforce

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Robinson is on a two-way contract with Miami.

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The Miami Heat had so many injuries to open the season, two-way player Duncan Robinson played some first-half minutes of Miami’s Wednesday blowout win over the New York Knicks. But now with Derrick Jones Jr. and Justise Winslow back, the Heat sent Robinson to the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

Players on two-way contracts can spend up to 45 days with their NBA team and the rest of the season with its G League affiliate. Robinson has 43 days left on his contract.

Erik Spoelstra has a difficult task to manage the rotation this year. Wayne Ellington, who was the Heat’s best 3-point shooter last year, didn’t get any playing time in last night’s win over the Portland Trail-Blazers despite being ready to play. Spoelstra stuck with Rodney McGruder, Josh Richardson, Dwyane Wade and Tyler Johnson, but Ellington deserves to play some of those minutes.

And in the front-court, where Robinson plays, Spoelstra will have to find out where James Johnson fits when he returns. Like Ellington, Derrick Jones Jr. also didn’t play last night.