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Sport Heat extend qualifying offers to Robinson, Nunn

06:05  31 july  2021
06:05  31 july  2021 Source:   sbnation.com

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With the Heat potentially seeking to maximize their cap space this offseason, either to utilize in a trade or for a potential free agent such as Victor Oladipo, that means currently having .6 million less with Robinson ’s status having changed. There is, however, another alternative, as pointed out by ESPN’s Bobby Marks, with the former Brooklyn Nets executive noting that the Heat could eventually pull Robinson ’s qualifying offer , changing him from a restricted free agent to an unrestricted free agent.

The Heat figure to extend qualifying offers to both Kendrick Nunn and Duncan Robinson to make them restricted free agents, which will put .7 million cap holds on their books for each. With those two alone added to their guaranteed salary total, the Heat would be at .3 million. The Heat could attempt to negotiate a sign-and-trade with the Raptors to carve out more cap space for Lowry, whether it involves Herro, Robinson , Nunn or some combination of the three. They could always pivot to a less expensive target, too.

The Miami Heat extended $4.7 million qualifying offers to Kendrick Nunn and Duncan Robinson, two undrafted players who emerged as success stories of Miami’s developmental program. The offers were widely expected; they make Nunn and Robinson restricted free agents, which allows Miami to match outside offers they receive.

  Heat extend qualifying offers to Robinson, Nunn © Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The Miami Herald’s Anthony Chiang wrote that Miami is expected to prioritize re-signing Robinson, but “there is more question with Nunn,” especially if the Heat sign a free agent guard like Kyle Lowry. Miami’s moves to sign undrafted guards following last night’s NBA Draft could also have been a signal that Nunn may leave.

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Cavaliers extend qualifying offer to center Allen. The Heat stood fourth in the East when play stopped, having seen Bam Adebayo develop into an All-Star and G League discoveries Kendrick Nunn and Duncan Robinson become solid starters in support of new centerpiece Jimmy Butler. Still, with Miami (our fifth-ranked market) as a draw, the Heat are keeping a close eye on the books for the 2021 offseason.

In a perfect world, the Heat would keep Robinson out of the deal and sign him to a hefty extension using his Bird Rights. Choosing not to extend Adebayo now would have given the Bucks insurance against all of this. They would have had a far easier time keeping Herro, critical as both spacing for the core trio and a possible replacement for Butler's production as he ages out of stardom. Players like Achiuwa and Okpala, who might need to be traded to Milwaukee, might have provided critical depth.

In a slightly less expected move, the Heat also gave qualifying offers to Max Strus and Gabe Vincent, who were on two-way contracts with Miami last season. Vincent’s qualifying offer comes with an $84,000 guarantee, while Strus’ has a $50,000 guarantee. There’s no doubt that Robinson and Nunn will have far more interest from outside suitors than Strus and Vincent.

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