We all are creatures of bias, leaning towards what is happening now instead of remembering the past. Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic reminded us of that hard truth on Wednesday.
After the Heat's 104-98 win over the Kings in Wednesday's scrimmage, Dragic called fellow Miami guard Duncan Robinson the best shooter in the NBA. That's some understandable loyalty, but slow down.
Dragic, tonight, on Duncan Robinson: "He's the best shooter in the league."— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) July 23, 2020
Robinson led all scorers with 18 points in the Heat's win. He made five of his eight 3-point attempts and all three of his free throws.
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The 26-year-old enjoyed a breakout year this season, his second in the NBA. Robinson averaged 13.3 points per game and was extremely accurate from long distance, making 44.8 percent of his 3-pointers. That's elite accuracy, right up there with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.
Curry hasn't been that accurate from beyond the arc since 2015-16, when he won his second straight MVP and had a 45.4 3-point percentage. Thompson never has been as accurate with his 3s as Robinson has been this season.
Robinson currently is fourth in the NBA in 3-point percentage this season, behind just J.J. Reddick, Seth Curry and George Hill. Dragic certainly has an argument for his teammate as the best sharpshooter in the league, although Robinson mostly is a one-trick pony as a 3-point specialist.
Curry played just five games this season, and Thompson missed it entirely while rehabbing a torn ACL. The Splash Brothers have some competition in Robinson, but the Heat guard will have to sustain his accuracy for a lot longer in order to take the crown from the Warriors' star backcourt.