Sixers Claim Glenn Robinson III

11:59pm: The move is official, the Sixers announced.

4:27pm: The Sixers have claimed Glenn Robinson III off waivers, Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops reports (Twitter link). Robinson had been waived by the Timberwolves on Thursday to make room on the roster for Justin Hamilton, who himself had been claimed off waivers by Minnesota. Philadelphia currently has 14 players on its roster, so no additional move would be required to add Robinson to the team. The Sixers will assume responsibility for the remainder of the $507,336 salary owed to the rookie this season.

This isn’t the first waiver claim that the Sixers have made recently. Philadelphia had claimed Thomas Robinson off waivers from the Nuggets back in February, in a move that was reportedly made to spite Brooklyn, who had designs on inking Robinson to a 10-day pact.

The 21-year-old out of Michigan was selected with the No. 40 overall pick by the Timberwolves in the 2014 NBA draft. Robinson appeared in 25 games for Minnesota this season, averaging 1.2 points and 0.6 rebounds in 4.3 minutes per contest.

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3 thoughts on “Sixers Claim Glenn Robinson III

  1. Brent Green

    Like the move. Hoard as many shooters as possible and keep the clutch ones. Get a big time playmaker in the draft and put Embiid out there next year with some proven guns and playmakers sounds like a solid plan. MCW trade makes more sense everyday. His struggles in Milwaukee are a surprise though…

  2. Ed Charles

    76ers, with a couple more scrub signings, can maybe compete for a D league title

    • How is it a bad sign he was one of Michigan best players who I think came out too early. The wolves like him but just didn’t have the mins for him and had other needs.

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