REPORT: Warriors sending Glenn Robinson III, Alec Burks to Sixers
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 6, 2020
The trade gives a much-needed boost to the Sixers, as they badly need help with their bench. Outside the starting five, there’s nobody among the Philly bench who can score on his own. This spells bad news for the team since they need their second unit to pick up the pace against the other East contenders once the playoffs come.
Glenn Robinson III is having a breakout year at the Bay Area, averaging career highs in points (12.9), rebounds (4.7), and assists (1.8). He’s doing this at an efficient 48 percent from the field, making him the de facto wing option of the Dubs’ second unit.
Alec Burks, on the other hand, was also a steal of an asset for the Sixers. He will do just fine as the second unit’s floor general, having averaged 16.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 48 games for the Warriors this season.
Burks should be able to easily dominate most of the second units he’ll be facing in the league, allowing Ben Simmons to take a breather for longer stretches.
This trade is a win-win for all of the parties involved. The rest of the Eastern Conference will be wary of how these two arrivals will impact the Sixers’ performance, and this might be the boost Brett Brown needed to finally get the team to the Finals.