The Miami Heat had just begun to lean more heavily on Duncan Robinson as an offensive option when the league shut down in March. The second year forward had averaged 19.0 points per game in the month, up from 12.8 prior, including a stretch of three games when he shot 24-for-37 from three.
Robinson may not see quite that volume of shots in Orlando but the fact that he’s emerged as another weapon that can blow up for north of 25 points gives Erik Spoelstra some interesting depth.
When the hiatus began, Tyler Herro had just returned to action after an ankle injury. In fact, the seven minutes he saw on March 11 were his first since early February. Expect business as usual – 12.9 points and 4.0 rebounds per game – from the rookie at Disney World.
SLAM’s Heat Check series compares each individual player’s personal production in the month of March with their production prior. The goal is to get a sense of the direction in which players were trending when the league stood still. For a more in-depth description, check out our Heat Check (Hiatus Edition) introduction.
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