Pistons unlikely to pick 2019-20 option on Glenn Robinson III
The Detroit Pistons are unlikely to pick up their 2019-20 option on Glenn Robinson III, according to James Edwards III of The Athletic.
Robinson has a team option worth roughly $4.3 million next campaign. If the Pistons pushed through their reported plan, the 25-year-old swingman will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Per source, it is unlikely that the #Pistons will pick up Glenn Robinson III's $4,278,750 team option for next season.
— James Edwards III (@JLEdwardsIII) June 20, 2019
Robinson was largely ineffective for the Pistons last year, putting up measly averages of 4.2 points and 1.5 rebounds per game. He was also horrendous from the 3-point line, recording a 29.0 percent shooting clip.
The four-year veteran played in 47 games and started in 18 for Detroit, but he never made his presence felt.
Before signing with the Pistons last summer, he played for three years with the Indiana Pacers. He also had brief stints with the Minnesota Timberwolves — the team that drafted him in 2014 — and the Philadelphia 76ers during his first year in the league.
Detroit recently traded John Leuer to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Tony Snell and the 30th pick in the draft. The addition of Snell could be the reason why the Pistons are willing to part ways with Robinson, especially considering that they play the same position.
Robinson could be a serviceable player for a team looking to add wing depth. However, the University of Michigan product certainly have a lot to improve and work on this summer to carve a spot on an NBA roster next season.