Glenn Robinson III Rumors

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Glenn Robinson III
Glenn Robinson III
Position: F
Born: 01/08/94
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:211 lbs. / 95.7 kg.
Salary: $1,882,867
Robinson III;: I end up getting pulled over. They asked me for my license, they see my license and go ‘Oh you’re Glenn Robinson, you just got drafted, right?’ Yeah, I just got drafted, I would go right down here to the high school. And let me go, but they wanted to know why a black man is in a Porsche, why a black man in a Porsche with three friends. We were we were leaving a Target going to get some you know junk food or whatever. There are situations that occur like that, every single day for us.
Open gym is an understatement of what’s really going down at the Factory. Invites are exclusive, the gym is packed with pros, and there’s no telling you you might bump into on the court on any given day. “We let them come work out with us and play guys like Yogi, Glenn Robinson, Lance Stephenson,” said Marquis Teague. Martin added, “Guys like Yogi Ferrell, Dakota Mathias, Bryce Moore.”
One league source told The Chronicle that many on the team were far more upset about Robinson being traded than with D’Angelo Russell getting dealt to Minnesota the next day. In addition to being a steadying locker-room presence, Robinson was an above-average defender who could knock down the open 3-pointer and find open driving lanes.
There are other intriguing names. Glenn Robinson is among them. I chatted with him when the 76ers were in San Francisco two weekends back. He said he’s not ruling out a return this summer, though it’s clear the Warriors shipping him midseason to duck the tax chopped away his feel-good desire to take a hometown discount just to continue his career with them. Plus, his previous starting spot is now filled by Wiggins. Robinson’s going to be searching for the best contract he can find.
Storyline: Glenn Robinson III Free Agency
President of basketball operations/general manager Bob Myers provided the following anecdote during a podcast appearance on “The TK Show” with Tim Kawakami of The Athletic: “The night we traded (Alec) Burks and (Glenn) Robinson — that was a little bit of a gut-wrenching thing for the people on the team. Those guys were good players and good guys and did everything we asked of them. “And I had a moment, too. I started questioning. We’re really kind of ripping our fabric apart here. And (assistant general manager) Mike Dunleavy — who played 15 years — said, ‘Here’s the other side of that coin: The fact that guys are in tears — and we’ve only won 10 games or 12 games and don’t want to leave — says something about what you guys have created.’ “So I’m proud of that part … it sucks to lose. But what makes it good or bad are the people.”
“You’ve got family. You’ve got to try to get out of a lease, move your stuff, all of that. I think that people don’t realize how much it is,” Robinson told Basketball Insiders. “You’re expected to be at the next place in like the next day or two after the trade, so I think it’s just a lot going on. And then, you’ve got to go out on a court and focus and play like nothing happened. I mean at the end of the day, we’re still human beings. And that’s what I tell people all the time. To try to get people on a flight the next day is crazy to me. But it is a business. It is what it is at the end of the day and we just try to make it work.”
Robinson is extremely candid about the situation he now finds himself in. Yes, the Sixers are going to be playoff-bound. Yes, the Warriors are going nowhere fast in a down season. That doesn’t change the fact that — along with Burks, his year-long teammate — Robinson is aiming for a healthy payday this summer. Six games in with his new team, and his playing time cut in half, Robinson is once again fighting an uphill battle.
“All those things play a role, and then when you come here and your role’s not really explained or you don’t know what’s going on with the trade — it’s not like it was a trade where you come in and immediately have an impact. It’s a little different, so… this team is full of wings, full of guys who can play. So really, I don’t really understand it. But it’s a business, you’ve got to make it happen and go out and try to do your best every night.”
From a contract standpoint, Glenn Robinson is in the same boat as Burks — a veteran wing on an expiring minimum deal. But there’s a sense within the franchise that Robinson is a more likely fit as a ninth man next season than Burks, who is seeking a larger free-agency payday, one source said. Robinson could help some contenders as a capable 3-and-D option for 25 minutes a night. He’d fit great in Houston. But unless the Warriors are blown away on an offer, it could be more beneficial to keep a wing you want to retain in the program, getting adjusted to Curry, feeling a part of the franchise’s long-term outlook.
General manager Elton Brand’s first stab at a fix has been scoping the market for more shooters. Embiid is an average shooter and Simmons is a nonshooter. The team’s offense excels with just one of them but gets clunky with them both, so finding players who can space the floor is critical. The Sixers have expressed interest in a long list of wings, including Malik Beasley (Nuggets), Glenn Robinson III (Warriors), Davis Bertans (Wizards), E’Twaun Moore (Pelicans), and Andre Iguodala (Grizzlies), according to multiple league sources.
That was apparently far more annoying than opponents let on while it was happening, and a host of players, executives and scouts were looking forward to showing Curry and Green just how much they resented it. “It got old with the antics,” one Pacific Division player says. “Now that they’ve come back to reality, you want to beat the hell out of them and see Steph with that towel over his head in the fourth [quarter]. … But the team now isn’t the Warriors. [You’re not going to punish] Glenn Robinson III and D’Angelo Russell. This is about Steph and Draymond.”
“My dad,” Robinson said of the former No. 1 overall pick, “I knew him, but he was playing and busy. I was raised by my mom and grandma. But my dad was in the league. So I’ve seen the money. I’ve seen the cars. One day I went to practice with him. My dad let me sit on his lap while he was driving and we raced Ray Allen. At the same time, I come from Gary, Indiana. I’ve given back to the kids in the community. I’ve seen that people really do struggle. Even my grandmother was on food stamps for the longest time. So this hoopin’ is cool and all. But if you aren’t using this platform to help people, it ain’t nothing.”
She stopped crying, eventually, and went inside. She and Samiya had free rein to shop. Very few customers were in the store, so it was like they had it all to themselves. She hesitated at first. She didn’t want to be greedy. She picked a few items and told him thank you. “I had to tell her,” Robinson said, “get everything you need.” He didn’t have to tell Ms. CeCe twice. She went in. They got beds, approved by Samiya’s bounce. They got a couch. They got a TV. And lamps. And a table. When she was done, 29 items had been selected.
Glenn Robinson III will open the regular season as the Warriors’ starting small forward. “Glenn will be our starting three tonight and opening night,” Golden State head coach Steve Kerr said before Friday night’s preseason game against the Lakers at Chase Center. “He’s had a great camp. I think he’s the best fit there. We haven’t seen Alec (Burks) at all because of the (ankle) injury. “So, hopefully before too long Alec will be back out there getting into the groove and we’ll be able to see how he fits. But I really like the idea of Glenn in that role right now, and that’s how we’ll start.”