Nothing prepared Glenn III for what he experienced last season, after he suffered an ankle injury in the final day of training camp with the Indiana Pacers. “It was a freak accident so I never expected it. When it happened, (the Pacers) didn’t know what happened,” Robinson III said Saturday. “Luckily, I only tore two ligaments in my ankle. I spent 56 games getting it right and making sure I was completely healthy before I stepped back out. I had two seasons where people hadn’t seen me.”
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He had grueling rehab on the foot and had to start from the basics to get back on his feet, getting some inspiration from Kobe Bryant, who had a long rehab in returning from his Achilles injury. “I had to teach myself to walk again and run and take it step by step and day by day,” Robinson said. “I read that Kobe article where he talked about his injuries. I read that every single day to stay focused. It taught me how to work hard.”
Indiana Pacers: He’s coming back! @GRIII says he’s been cleared to play in Friday’s game. “Hopefully, Nate believes in me and gives me the opportunity.”
The Indiana Pacers announced Thursday they have recalled Glenn Robinson III from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the Pacers’ affiliate in the NBA G League. He will join the team for the Pacers’ road game at Charlotte Friday.
Glenn Robinson III: “Unfortunately I can’t do it this year because of my ankle but I would love to get back in it but it was a helluva experience for me,” he added. “Last year, going down there I was kind of the underdog and people didn’t expect for me to win it or didn’t know what I had in storage but (Donovan’s) got some bunnies so he will come up with something.”
Jim Ayello: Other #Pacers news: Glenn Robinson III continued to practice, but is “not close to coming back” according to Nate McMillan. McMillan also expects Bojan (ankle) to be ready to go tomorrow vs Bucks.
Scott Agness: Glenn Robinson III, who had left ankles surgery during training camp, practiced today and says he’s ahead of schedule. The mental hurdle has been the most difficult thing for him; this is his first major injury.
Scott Agness: Glenn Robinson III (left ankle rehab) was cleared last week to shoot/run/jump, and says he had to learn how to walk again. No timetable to return. #overlydedicated
Scott Agness: Nate McMillan says Glenn Robinson III is making progress. “I think every day he’s getting better. Each week he’s showing some improvement. … I think he’s pretty close to possibly maybe getting out of the boot.” pic.twitter.com/Og47Mi1m6V
Glenn Robinson III: surgery went well! thank you all for holding me down. this is nothing…just wait.🙏🏾😤 #overlydedicated
Indiana Pacers forward Glenn Robinson III will undergo surgery on his injured left ankle and is expected to be out of the lineup until mid-December, league sources told ESPN. Robinson had missed most of training camp and the preseason with a high ankle sprain, and the necessity now for a surgical procedure will extend his original two-month timetable on a return for an additional two to four weeks, league sources said.
Indiana Pacers guard/forward Glenn Robinson III sustained a left high ankle sprain during Friday’s training camp practice. Initial evaluation indicates he will miss approximately eight weeks.
Indiana Pacers forward Glenn Robinson III is expected to miss two months after suffering a severely sprained left ankle in a Friday practice session, league sources told ESPN.
Pacers forward Glenn Robinson III suffered an injury to his lower left leg on Friday when he landed awkwardly after attacking the basket in a practice scrimmage. Robinson was expressionless, his forehead resting against his hand, as he was taken from the St. Vincent Center practice court on the back of a cart to have X-rays. His ankle and calf were wrapped in an elastic bandage.
Pacers guard Glenn Robinson III could play Monday night as Indiana tries to even its playoff series with the Cavaliers. Robinson, who has missed the past 12 games with a sprained left calf, took part in the team’s shootaround ahead of Game 2.
Glenn Robinson III continues to be reevaluated daily for a left calf strain but he remains out indefinitely. He started in 27 of 69 games this season but has missed nine games now, including Saturday’s tilt in Orlando, due to this calf strain.
When I asked coach Nate McMillan if he thought there was reason to believe he’ll be back before the regular-season finale Wednesday (Apr. 12), his answered suggested serious doubt. “I really don’t know,” he said. “He hasn’t done anything on the floor so I really can’t say until he starts to have some type of activity on the floor.”
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July 23, 2018 | 11:54 am EDT Update
Mark Berman: NBA sources confirm Carmelo Anthony plans to sign with the #Rockets once he becomes a free agent. Carmelo expected to get a one-year deal from the Rockets at the veteran’s minimum of $2.4 million. @Marc Stein first reported the story.
Ira Winderman: Heat executive Chet Kammerer, who turns 76 tomorrow, tells the Sun Sentinel he is stepping down from his role as Heat Vice President of Player Personnel, “This is always tough when you feel like it’s time to turn the reins over.” Will move to a role as a senior adviser.
July 23, 2018 | 11:08 am EDT Update
Marc Stein: Carmelo Anthony intends to sign with the Houston Rockets upon becoming a free agent, league sources say, though it could be several more days before Melo is formally traded and clears waivers.
Marc Stein: Dirk Nowitzki will today sign a one-year, $5 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks that sets him up for a record-setting 21st consective season with the same team, according to league sources. Full @NYTSports coverage: nytimes.com/2018/07/23/spo…
So, here at Ocean Prime, he’s talking about the topic that’s been inescapable with his story: money, the kind paid to NBA stars. “You can always play the ‘what-if,’ game, but man, I’ve been F’d over so many times. But, of course, I think about it. I’m human,” Thomas says, shrugging and staring out the window onto Wilshire Boulevard. “I’m human.”
“People are scared of my hip now,” Thomas says. “I just had to be real with myself. I had to understand that it’s not going to be about the money this summer. I’ve got to show people that I can play — and play at a high level again. And I will.”