Duncan Robinson knows playing time with the Miami Heat is earned, not given. But that didn't take the sting out of being largely removed from Miami's rotation late in the season.

When asked about it not feeling good to go from being a starter to barely playing, Robinson was candid in his response.

“It does not if you’re playing JV basketball, if you’re playing middle school, if you’re playing college basketball, if you in the NBA, the highest level...Not playing, it sucks in a lot of ways," Robinson said.

Robinson also said he's focused on being a professional, a good teammate and controlling what he can control.

“Some of what’s happening to me is outside of my control. What I can control is how I respond to it," Robinson said. "How I choose to embrace these challenges... in a team setting, not necessarily to the masses.”