Thomas Robinson responded to the many scenarios that emerged earlier today (17/7) and mentioned a “done deal” between him and Turkish club Fenerbahce. “False”, the American forward wrote on his Twitter profile that has been taken over by numerous supporters of the reigning EuroLeague champions. They fans were asking him if he’s indeed signed with their favorite team as a replacement of Utah Jazz-bound and fan-favorite Ekpe Udoh.
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After playing for six NBA teams in five seasons, Thomas Robinson is hoping to ink a multi-year deal that will give him the continuity he’s never had throughout the course of his professional career. “I just want that stability,” Robinson told HoopsHype. “I want to be comfortable. I think every player is looking for that. If I have that, I feel like I can open up my game to another level and help a team even more. I’ve been through a lot since I entered the league. Being in the same place for more than one year – with the same players, the same coaching staff, the same system – would only help me get better. It would allow me to be more comfortable. And if you let me get comfortable, there’s no telling what you’ll get from me.
“Given the opportunity, I could easily be among the Top 10 rebounders in the league. Easily,” Robinson said. “Not only am I a better rebounder now than I was back in the day, I know what to do after I get the rebound. My basketball IQ and vision have improved so now I realize that I don’t need to go up immediately every time I get an offensive rebound or try to start a fast-break on my own when I get a defensive rebound.
The Minnesota Timberwolves expressed interest in free-agent forward Thomas Robinson, according to a league source familiar with the situation.
It remains unclear if the Lakers retain Robinson considering they have a heavy frontcourt in fourth-year forward Julius Randle, third-year forward Larry Nance Jr., veteran forward Luol Deng and rookie forward Kyle Kuzma.
Alex Kennedy: The Minnesota Timberwolves have expressed interest in Thomas Robinson, according to league sources. Robinson is unrestricted.
Because of that help, Robinson said he will “do anything possible I can to stay a Laker” once he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1. “I’m trying to build my family here,” said Robinson, the No. 5 pick in the 2012 NBA draft who had short stints in Sacramento (2012-13), Houston (2013), Portland (2013-14), Philadelphia (2014-15) and Brooklyn (2015-16). “I would love to be here for a few years. Just be somewhere for a while.”
Robinson knows Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and General Manager Rob Pelinka will weigh plenty of factors when making roster decisions. If Robinson does not receive wish? “I’ll just get up and go, but I don’t want to anymore,” Robinson said. “I’m tired. I want to sit down.”
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Thomas Robinson, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.
Free-agent forward Thomas Robinson has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources told The Vertical.
Robinson, 25, has been working out daily for the Lakers and plans to sign Thursday, sources said. The Lakers have 14 guaranteed salaries – with Yi Jianlian on a strong partial guarantee – giving Robinson an opportunity to make the regular-season roster.
Rod Beard: There are some rumblings for #Pistons and guys like Thomas Robinson, Moe Harkless and Jon Leuer. Could be last puzzle piece.
David Mayo: Don’t be surprised when #Pistons pursue FA power forward Thomas Robinson. They are looking for two bigs. He could be one.
Alex Kennedy: Thomas Robinson intends to opt out of his Nets contract. He had a $1,050,961 player option for 2016-17. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent.
The other two player options are held by Thomas Robinson and Wayne Ellington. There have been reports that Thomas Robinson will also opt out of his $1 million deal while there’s been no word on Wayne Ellington, who would be paid $1.6 million next season.
Brooklyn Nets forward Thomas Robinson is expected opt out of the final season of a two-year deal the Express-News has learned. Robinson averaged 4.3 points and 5.1 rebounds in 71 games with the Nets last season.
The Spurs could be one option. Gregg Popovich mentioned the need to add younger talent after the Spurs were eliminated from the playoffs by Oklahoma City last week. The Thunder’s youth and athleticism overwhelmed the Spurs, who now face questions about the strength of their bench, especially with older forwards David West and Boris Diaw.
Nets Daily: In last 24 hours, both Thomas Robinson and Willie Reed have hinted they want to be back with Nets, TRob stronger of the two
“It was tough to gamble on myself and turn down a longer contract, but the way I look it, I really have this year to prove myself,” Robinson told Basketball Insiders. “I have no doubt that once next summer comes, I’ll be back on my way and I’ll have made the right choice.”
Devin Kharpertian: Nets officially announce signings of Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young, Shane Larkin, Thomas Robinson. Press conference tomorrow at 11 AM.
Alex Kennedy: Thomas Robinson is nearing a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, according to league sources. Trying to find out the terms.
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.
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.
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July 25, 2017 | 6:31 pm EDT Update
The Brooklyn Nets have acquired guard/forward Allen Crabbe from the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for forward Andrew Nicholson. Crabbe joins the Nets after spending the first four seasons of his NBA career with Portland. In 226 games (24 starts), the 25-year-old Crabbe has registered averages of 8.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 22.8 minutes per game while shooting 45.6 percent from the field, 41.1 percent from 3-point range and 84.8 percent from the free-throw line.
Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has re-signed forward Troy Williams. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Rockets originally signed Williams to a 10-day contract on March 10, before securing him for the remainder of 2016-17. In six games with three starts as a Rocket, Williams averaged 9.7 points and 4.0 rebounds while shooting 50.0% from the floor and 38.1% from 3-point range. He had a career-high 21 points while shooting 6-of-9 from behind-the-arc in his Rockets debut at Phoenix on April 2.
The drama between LeBron James and Kyrie Irving appears headed to an ugly breakup, and in this age of social media, a breakup isn’t official until the “unfollow” button is clicked. On Tuesday, NBA fans took notice to the fact that Kyrie Irving isn’t following LeBron James on Instagram. While it’s impossible to tell if Irving unfollowed LeBron without an earlier screenshot, it’s definitely suspect as Irving follows his other Cavaliers teammates.