RUMOR: Rockets, Sixers make trade inquiry about Glenn Robinson III
Robinson, the 40th overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft, is in his first year donning the Warriors jersey. He inked a two-year deal over the summer and has been Steve Kerr’s starting small forward. In 47 games (47 starts), the 26-year-old is putting up 12.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.7 assists across 31.6 minutes.
Two of the teams that have previously inquired with the Golden State Warriors about Glenn Robinson III's availability include the Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers, according to a league source.
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He’s also shooting 47.8 percent from the field and 39.8 percent from deep for the Warriors. His reliable shooting stroke is perhaps what attracted the Rockets and the Sixers.
It’s a given that when you’re part of a Mike D’Antoni-coached team, you should be able to knock down the 3-pointer. The Rockets currently sport a 31-18 record for fifth in the West. A good enough standing but not the place where they want to be. Their inquiry shows that they see something Robinson that might aid them in the second half of the season, as well as the postseason.
The same is true for the Sixers. Over the past few years, the Sixers have been very aggressive in shaping their roster to where it is right now. They had to let go of JJ Redick and Landry Shamet — sacrifices that needed to be done but created a big void in terms of depth and shooting. Now, they’re looking to fill in that gap with a shooter like Robinson.
A trade involving the Warriors’ athletic forward will likely involve multiple teams and packages. There are strong rumors involving the availability of Rockets center Clint Capela. There’s a strong feeling, too, that Al Horford might be on the trade block. Somewhere along the way, Robinson’s name might crop up.