What do you need to know about new Heat two-way contract player Duncan Robinson? He’s not just a shooter

Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson, left, drives to the basket against Sacramento Kings guard Allerik Freeman during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

MIAMI — Duncan Robinson went undrafted last month, but it didn’t take long for him to find an NBA home.

The 6-foot-8 sweet-shooting forward out of Michigan signed a two-way contract with the Heat on Tuesday in the middle of an impressive summer-league audition. Robinson has started all six Heat summer-league games so far, averaging 12.3 points on 54.3 percent shooting (25-of-46), including 58.8 percent (20-of-34) on threes.

Playing under a two-way contract means that Robinson is expected to spend most of the season with the Heat’s G League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

Two-way contracts were introduced in the collective-bargaining agreement that took effect last offseason. These players don’t count against the salary cap and can’t be poached by another team, as they can spend up to 45 days with their NBA teams and the rest of the time must be spent with the NBA team’s developmental affiliate.

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