The Miami Heat have done it again.
They found another diamond in the rough, a guy that couldn’t thrive somewhere else, and turned him into a legit NBA rotation player.
Duncan Robinson was an afterthought for most of his basketball career.
Then, he found a home in South Florida.
Fast-forward to today, and the sharpshooter has now made NBA history by becoming the fastest player to reach the 800-three-pointer plateau.
Duncan Robinson is the fastest player in NBA history to reach 800 career 3PM 🤯 pic.twitter.com/KtW4LijyGh
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) December 27, 2022
Robinson only needed 263 career games to reach that milestone, breaking Luka Doncic‘s previous record of 288 games.
Moreover, he’s now the fastest player to hit 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, and 800 triples in NBA history, and that’s despite not being on the floor for that long.
Also, he’s just 4 three-pointers away from taking down Tim Hardaway‘s spot as the leading three-point shooter in Heat history.
Robinson has been in and out of the rotation this season, which is why an unnamed NBA executive believes he would be better off on a team like the Atlanta Hawks, as they could use a floor-spacer like him:
“Man, Robinson needs a change of scenery. Just getting him somewhere else and letting him play, let him build up his confidence again—he can be a dangerous floor-spacer for a team like Atlanta with Trae (Young) and (Dejounte) Murray,” the executive said. “The Heat really like the potential Jovic has but they are an old team, they need to win now and Collins fills a huge need for them. But Atlanta does not want to fall off the map and taking a risk on Robinson, that is too much of a gamble.”
The Heat have reportedly explored the trade market for Robinson, but he’s in the second year of a five-year, $90 million deal he signed in 2021, so finding a trade partner for his unidimensional skill set could be a tough task.