Thomas Robinson RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:237 lbs. / 107.5 kg.
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:237 lbs. / 107.5 kg.
Alex Kennedy: Thomas Robinson is nearing a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, according to league sources. Trying to find out the terms.: 3 more rumors
Alex Kennedy: Thomas Robinson’s deal with the Brooklyn Nets will be a two-year deal, with a player option for the second year, according to sources.: 3 more rumors
Mike Mazzeo: Updated list of potential supporting cast FAs #Nets interested in includes Thomas Robinson, Sasha Kaun, Carlos Boozer and Lance Thomas.
Alex Kennedy: Just to clarify, Nets expressed interest in Thomas Robinson last night at the start of free agency. Brooklyn likes the 24-year-old big man.: 3 more rumors
Once upon a time, Robinson played basketball because he loved the game. That remains, but it’s more complicated now. As he waits to sign with his fifth team in four seasons, Robinson now plays to prove doubters wrong. “I’ve never felt so disrespected in my life,” he said as last season wound down. “I can’t stand the politics of it,” Robinson added. “I lost all respect for why I thought I wanted to come to the NBA. I’m not here for the same things I had in mind when I got drafted or when I was a kid. My mind-set has completely changed.
“Outside a few handful of players in this league, other than that, you’re up for grabs. Anybody. So right now, I’m not playing for money no more. I’m not playing for love. I’m playing because I want my respect back. That’s pretty much my mind-set until I’m done.”
Robinson accepts the blame for his NBA start. “I wasn’t prepared the right way,” he admits. It’s difficult for any player to transition into the NBA after being a featured player on his college team. That adjustment proved especially thorny for Robinson, because he was drafted so high and because for one of the first times in his career, he found himself in a situation that his effort and athleticism were not enough to overcome.
Those pressures are why Redd doubts that Robinson has ever had the time to process his mother’s death. He’s been too busy with basketball and providing for Jayla. “I still think to this day, he still has not truly had time to grieve,” Redd said. “Because of dealing with the basketball stuff, dealing with his sister, being traded, not playing. I just think he has so much going in his mind. I think not knowing whether or not he’s going to be on this team or whether or not he’s going to play, it’s kind of consumed a lot of his mind.”
Mike Mazzeo: Another reserve big that could perhaps interest the #Nets is Thomas Robinson. The #Nets loved Robinson when he was drafted out of Kansas. Thought they claimed him off waivers before Philly came in and claimed.
“I’m getting a lot of minutes and the coaching staff has shown incredible trust in me,” Robinson said. “I know we haven’t won a lot of games here, but I’m getting my chance. To get this kind of opportunity is a great feeling. I want to be as consistent as possible and hopefully be able to stay here for the long term.”
What a refreshing attitude. Instead of being bitter, instead of feeling unwanted, Thomas Robinson goes the opposite way. He’s thrilled to be a member of the 76ers. “Of course, I’m happy to be here and they want me, which makes me feel great,” Robinson said. “When I put on an NBA uniform, I’m playing for the team on front. My name is on the back, but the Sixers brought me here and I couldn’t be happier. I have a great opportunity here to play and prove myself to them. I’m going to do all I can to take advantage of this opportunity.”
“I don’t blame any team or any head office for moving me,” Robinson said. “It’s all part of the business. So I understood that part of it any time I got moved. So I just think I’ve been in unfortunate situations so far. “Sacramento, a rough start and I got traded halfway through the season. Houston, they made room for Dwight [Howard and Robinson played] behind LeMarcus [Aldridge], the best power forward in the game in Portland.”
Robinson was asked if he sees himself coming back to play with Noel and Embiid next season. “I don’t think that far in the future,” he said. “I try to go one day at a time, especially [with] what I’ve been through in this league. “But it’s scary to think about what we three have here, especially with those two getting older. . . . Everybody is excited for Joel [who is sitting out this season after foot surgery] to come back, and if I keep doing my thing, it’s definitely scary.”
“I don’t blame any team or any head office for moving me,” Robinson said. “It’s all part of the business. So I understood that part of it any time I got moved. So I just think I’ve been in unfortunate situations so far. Sacramento, a rough start and I got traded halfway through the season. Houston they made room for Dwight [Howard and Robinson played] behind LaMarcus [Aldridge], the best power forward in the game in Portland.”
Robinson was asked if he sees himself coming back to play with Noel and Embiid next season. “I don’t think that far in the future,” he said. “I try to go one day at a time, especially [with] what I’ve been through in this league. But it’s scary to think about what we three have here, especially with those two getting older . . . Everybody is excited for Joel [who is sitting out this season after knee surgery] to come back, and if I keep doing my thing, it’s definitely scary.”
Keith Pompey: Thomas Robinson: “My Chance will come. When that day comes, I’ll show people.” #Sixers #phila #pompeyonsixers
Sixers coach Brett Brown calls him “a bull,” and Robinson the hungriest bull in the barn. “I’m tired of getting treated like a rag doll in this league,” Robinson said after his second game with the Sixers. “I just want to prove that I belong here. I’m tired of being treated like I’ve been treated in this league.”
Thomas Robinson went from shocked to happy Tuesday upon hearing the 76ers had claimed him off waivers. “I was happy because the Sixers made it clear that they wanted me here,” Robinson said before Wednesday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. “At the end of the day, I’m happy.”
Nets Daily: Because they claimed him off waivers, 76ers hold TRobs Early Bird rights. H/t to @Mark Deeks
Nets Daily: league source says only “slim chance” Philly will release TRob and he’d had to be waived by March 1 to make anyone’s playoff roster.
The Sixers needed the sum of Robinson’s remaining salary to honor the obligations of the collective bargaining agreement that dictate a team needs to reach within 90 percent of the NBA’s salary floor before season’s end – or pay out that shortfall amount equally among the rest of the players on the roster. Robinson’s $3,678,360 salary pushes the Sixers over the salary floor. Denver is no longer responsible for paying Robinson’s salary.