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The Philadelphia 76ers declined to offer guard Glenn Robinson III a qualifying offer, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
The 21-year-old received a lot of criticism for leaving college early. “I try not to pay attention to that and still keep pushing,” he said. “I still believe that one day I’m going to be one of the best players in this league. I have no doubt about that.”
Robinson passed on a four-year deal with the Timberwolves that included non-guaranteed years to take a one-year, $507,336 contract. So he’ll become a free agent at the conclusion of the season. The Sixers have expressed interest in keeping him. And the feeling is mutual. “They’ve really done a good job with me, just the little time I’ve been here,” he said. “So I would definitely love to come back and play with these bigs [Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel] and this whole team. I think we really have a good chance of being a great team.”
Glenn Robinson III is thrilled to be a Sixer. “I’m very anxious to play,” said Robinson after his first practice with the team. “When I get the opportunity here, I’ll be ready and take advantage of it. I think I can really advance my game and develop as a player by getting playing time.”
Darren Wolfson: #NBA note while continuing to catch-up: hear the #Nuggets wanted to claim GR-III. But see Philly beat them to it. #twolves
The 76ers claimed Glenn Robinson III off waivers Saturday. The Minnesota Timberwolves waived the 6-foot-7 small forward on the Thursday.
Jon Krawczynski: Justin Hamilton has been on Wolves radar for months. Tried to get him in a trade from Miami but never could work out a deal. Needed depth at big. Glenn Robinson III just couldn’t crack wing rotation. One position Wolves are well stocked. So they cut him to get a big they’re intrigued with
Jerry Zgoda: Wolves looking to send GR3 to D League, perhaps as soon as Sunday or Monday but destination still unknown
Ray Richardson: #Twolves official roster to start season lists Glenn Robinson III and Ronny Turiaf as inactive. Coach Flip Saunders said everyone’s healthy.
Li-Ning Basketball has come to terms on endorsement deals with NBA rookies Cleanthony Early and Glenn Robinson III. After starring at Wichita State, Early was selected 34th overall in the 2014 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. The 6-8 forward, who is also from New York, is known for his tenacity and all-around game. He is expected to play behind All-Star Carmelo Anthony.
Eric Pincus: Glenn Robinson III got $250k guaranteed in his 1-yr min deal from the Timberwolves @BBallInsiders
The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed 2014 second round draft pick Glenn Robinson III. Robinson III, a 6-6 forward from Michigan, was selected 40th overall in this year’s draft. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not released.
Darren Wolfson: ICYMI from last night: told GR-III got just a partial guarantee from #Twolves for 1-yr. While I think he’s among the 15, he has to earn it.
Darren Wolfson: Told GR-III turned down a partial guarantee a couple weeks ago. Curious to hear how much he got guaranteed. Yes, deal’s done. Yahoo had 1st.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Robinson III arrived in Minnesota to sign his contract today, and will join the Timberwolves for the start of training camp, sources said.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Glenn Robinson III has agreed to a guaranteed deal with Minnesota, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Robinson was 40th pick in 2014 Draft.
Jerry Zgoda: Wolves still hopeful of creating a roster spot for GRIII but he could spend much of season in D League if he makes the team