Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson will enter restricted free agency this offseason, and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski thinks he’s due for a significant pay raise.
Robinson is only looking at a $4.7 million qualifying offer after earning $1.66 million in 2020-21, but Wojnarowski reported that teams may offer the 27-year-old around $20 million in an effort to get him away from the Heat.
Ira Winderman: Sun Sentinel can confirm that Heat has fully guaranteed the 2020-21 $1.7 million contracts for both Duncan Robinson and Kendrick Nunn. Both had had staggered guarantee dates. Both will next become restricted free agents in 2021 offseason, with only $2.1 million cap holds.
John Hollinger: League source says Miami has guaranteed the unprotected deals of Kendrick Nunn and Duncan Robinson for this season. Goodwill gesture for two important 2021 restricted free agents.
Anthony Chiang: Heat announces it has signed Duncan Robinson to a standard NBA contract. Brings roster to 14 players.
Albert Nahmad: Heat has officially signed Duncan Robinson to a one-year, two-way contract. Miami quickly locked in the undrafted 24-year-old, 6-foot, 8-inch forward from U of Michigan, who has shown a sweet 3-point shooting stroke, before any other team got any ideas about stealing him away.
The agreement will allow Robinson to earn up to $275,000, but also can be converted any time to a standard NBA contract, provided the Heat have an available spot on their 15-player NBA roster. Two-way contracts do not count against the 15-play limit, with teams able to carry up to two such players per season.
Michael Scotto: 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.
June 24, 2021 | 7:52 pm EDT Update
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