Rockets: 5 realistic trades involving Kevin Porter Jr.

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5. Rockets land Duncan Robinson from Miami Heat

I'll say it for you: yuck.

I know, it's rough seeing Duncan Robinson's name on here.

Especially after a 2022-23 campaign that saw the Miami Heat forward average just 6.4 points on 32.8 percent from long-range. 

Not to mention the fact that Robinson is owed $37.5 million guaranteed over the next two seasons (and a $19.9 million player option in 2025-26).

Again, I get it.

But it is just two seasons guaranteed after all. And even if Robinson opts into his final season, he could present a valuable trade chip during that final year. 

As far as the on-court play, Robinson has proven throughout the totality of his career that he's a reliable 3-point shooter, which the Rockets desperately need. Hell, just last postseason Robinson made 44.2 percent of his triples (4.9 attempts), which was second-best on the Heat.

Robinson wouldn't have landed that five-year $90 extension if he wasn't a legitimate shooter. In fact, Robinson averaged 13.5 points and 42.1 percent of his threes on 8.5 attempts per game in 2020-21, etching himself in the record books.

The year before, which was his second season, Robinson averaged 13.1 points on 44.6 percent from deep (8.3 attempts). And the year after, Robinson averaged 10.9 points on 37.2 percent from deep.

The Heat would love to free themselves of Robinson's contract and the Rockets could benefit from adding a career 40 percent 3-point marksman.