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Miami Heat sign Duncan Robinson to two-way contract

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Heat have taken Robinson off the free-agent market for the season.

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Miami Heat and Duncan Robinson reportedly agreed to a two-way deal, which takes him off the free-agent market for the 2018-19 season.

The Miami Heat and Duncan Robinson (Michigan) have agreed to a one-year, 2-way deal, league sources told The Athletic. Robinson, who attended Williams Ephs before Michigan, will have the opportunity to become the first D-III player since Devean George to play in the NBA.

He doesn’t count against Miami’s cap space or 15-man limit, so the Heat still have flexibility on filling out the team’s roster.

With his gifted shooting and high IQ, but limited athleticism, hopefully the Heat can mold him into a Kelly Olynyk Version 2.0.

Today the NBA values offense over defense: compare the contract situation between Devin Booker and Justise Winslow. Booker hasn’t sniffed the playoffs yet in three seasons.

The Heat scored the most points in a single game, 149 versus the Denver Nuggets, than any team in the NBA last season, with average defenders Olynyk and Wayne Ellington leading the way. Given the right players Miami can light up the scoreboard.

The Miami Heat might be loading up with sharpshooters for next season as dark-horse contenders in the Eastern Conference race.