NBA Rumor: Glenn Robinson III Free Agency

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With seemingly no inclination to spend money and pay the luxury tax and, with GM Jon Horst having virtually mortgaged the team’s future — he dealt three No. 1 picks (all unprotected) to acquire Jrue Holiday, the Bucks options are clearly limited. One player who could come at a small price and help them is Glenn Robinson III, who was recently released by Sacramento and whom the Bucks have shown interest in in the past. “I think he’s a solid player,’’ a player personnel official said of Robinson. “His shot is pretty good; his defense is pretty good. I think he’d be a handy pickup for a team like the Bucks looking for an off-the-bench guy.’’

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Glenn Robinson's future with Kings uncertain

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.”

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.

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.
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