Pistons Sign Glenn Robinson III

JULY 7: The signing is official, the Pistons announced on Twitter.

JULY 1: The Pistons are finalizing a deal to bring Glenn Robinson III to Detroit, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). The pact will be for $8.3MM over two seasons with only the first year guaranteed.

Detroit will be using part of its mid-level exception to accommodate the deal. The franchise is over the cap, committing approximately $115.7MM in salary for the 2018/19 season before factoring in Robinson’s deal.

The University of Michigan product showed some promise during his time with the Pacers over the past three seasons, though injuries robbed him of consistency. He played in just 23 games during the 2017/18 campaign.

The 24-year-old is a career 38.1% marksman from behind the arc. That figure that includes shooting 41.2% on 34 attempts last season. He should be able to compete for a spot in Detroit’s wing rotation, an area that proved to have its issues after the team traded away much of its depth in the Blake Griffin deal.

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6 thoughts on “Pistons Sign Glenn Robinson III

  1. formerlyz

    This is a blow to Indiana, who badly needs help defensively on the wing

    • hiflew

      He missed most of last season and they did just fine. How is this really that big a deal for them?

      • formerlyz

        That was a piece they could have used last year. Also last year they had Stephenson, who was capable of guarding at the 3

  2. Jason kapono

    Such a good deal. This guy has yet to show his true talent. Unfortunately, Detroit isn’t known for bringing out the best in developing players. At least not in the last decade.

    • diller79

      But there new coach Dwane Casey is known for getting the most out of young players and that is more to go off of then past years players/coaches. Also hired onto Casey’s staff in Detroit is Sean Sweeney from Milwaukee and he is credited with a lot of the Greek Freaks development throughout his career

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