NBA rumors: Kings to waive Glenn Robinson III

Adrian Wojnarowski: The Sacramento Kings are planning to waive forward Glenn Robinson III, sources tell ESPN. Robinson has averaged 5.3 points in 23 games this season.

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Glenn Robinson III was still away from the team when the Kings visited the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday and it was not clear if he would return. Sources with knowledge of the situation told The Sacramento Bee Robinson’s future with the team is uncertain as the deadline for nonguaranteed contracts approaches. Robinson was anticipating his release, but the team had not communicated its intentions as of Tuesday night, sources said.
Walton reiterated that Robinson was away from the team for personal seasons prior to Tuesday’s 127-118 loss to the Nets when Marshall Harris of CBS13 asked if the team planned to release Robinson. “That’s not my understanding of what is going on,” Walton said. “I’ve been told that it’s personal matters, and when it comes to personal matters I don’t really pry. I’m very big on us being close and open, but I also respect everybody and what people are going through. … My understanding is it’s been personal reasons and that’s why he’s not with our team.”
The former 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest winner felt he could be a contributor on a talented young Kings team hoping to make the playoffs for the first time since 2006. Sacramento recently lost Bogdan Bogdanovic to the Atlanta Hawks in free agency, and Robinson III will have an opportunity to fill those minutes for the Kings.
The Kings are one of four teams showing the most significant interest in free agent small forward Glenn Robinson III, league sources told The Sacramento Bee. McNair and assistant general manager Wes Wilcox have been forthright and diligent throughout the process in talks between the two sides, sources said.
The most likely suitors at this point appear to be the Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz, sources said. The Kings could be looking for depth on the wing after they declined to match Bogdan Bogdanovic’s offer from the Atlanta Hawks.
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.
Mark Medina: Warriors announced the signing of Glenn Robinson III. Plenty of these signings will be official today - Klay Thompson and Kevon Looney in particular.
The Pistons reached out to Robinson quickly, looking to make an aggressive pitch, with Casey making first contact. They didn’t have much cap space, but wanted to open the discussions and make their intentions known. “Coach was the first to give me a call, at 12:01. I talked to coach Casey immediately and he told me what my role would be,” Robinson said. “Coming in as a shooter and defender who could spread the floor and attack the basket. They were looking for shooters at small forward to be able to stretch the floor and help Blake (Griffin) and Drummond inside.
Detroit is right at $121.9M, $1.7M below the tax after the Glenn Robinson III signing. The roster takes into account $5.9M in non-guaranteed money of Reggie Bullock, Eric Moreland and Dwight Buycks. The Pistons should be able to remain the below the tax even if they sign their two-second picks, Bruce Brown Jr. and Khyri Thomas.
Shams Charania: Sources: Robinson will sign a two-year, $8.3M deal with the Pistons, including team option. Robinson has financial security and Detroit gets talented wing.
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