Glenn Robinson III Claimed By Sixers Off Waivers

by Max Rappaport Writer

When Thomas Robinson was waived by the Denver Nuggets last month, the Sixers jumped on the opportunity to claim the former top-five pick and try to help him realize his massive potential. On Thursday, 2014 second-round selection Glenn Robinson III was waived by the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team again acted quickly.

On Saturday, the 21-year-old swingman was signed by the team off of waivers.

“[I’m] excited to have him,” said Sixers head coach Brett Brown We liked him and paid attention to him a lot in the draft. Part of the plan is identifying young people who can be keepers. He ticks a lot boxes, to it kind of being a no brainer on why we would be interested in him.”

Robinson appeared in 25 games for the Timberwolves this season, but saw just 101 total minutes (4.3 MPG) and never logged more than 12 in any one contest. With the Sixers, he should have an opportunity to earn major minutes over the final month of the season.

As a sophomore at Michigan last season, the 6’6” Robinson averaged 13.1 points (48.8 FG%, 30.6 3P%), 4.4 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 32.3 minutes per game. He joins Jerami Grant as one of two players on the Sixers with a father who also once suited up for the team. 

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