Sixers news: Glenn Robinson III could make Philly debut vs. Bulls after passing physical
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Glenn Robinson III could make Sixers debut vs. Bulls after passing physical

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Glenn Robinson III has passed his physical and could very well make his Sixers debut against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday night in Philadelphia, per Grant Afseth of ClutchPoints. While it’s not a 100 percent certainty, there’s a growing chance Robinson suits up.

The Sixers acquired Robinson and Alec Burks from the Golden State Warriors prior to Thursday’s trade deadline in an effort to add perimeter shooting off the bench.

Robinson was capitalizing on the additional playing time he saw due to Golden State’s plethora of injuries. The 26-year-old was averaging 12.9 points and 4.7 rebounds while shooting an even 40 percent from beyond the arc on 3.5 attempts per game.

Rich Hoffman of The Athletic suggested Robinson might have to fight for a spot in the Sixers’ rotation, but is a better defensive option than other bench pieces while offering floor spacing:

Having played the most minutes this season for Golden State, Robinson returns to Philadelphia under a slightly different set of circumstances than when he left in 2015 after a Process cup of coffee. Both players are going from playing pressure-free basketball to, well, the opposite of that. And while my guess is that Robinson will have to fight for a rotation spot more than Burks, Robinson is a decent spot-up shooter who can potentially space the floor for Embiid and run the lanes in transition with Simmons. He’s also a better defender than some of the bench wings who’ve received recent playing time. He should get a chance to play. But at worst, Robinson feels like a higher-upside use of a roster spot than Kyle O’Quinn.

Robinson might not have the gaudiest advanced defensive metrics, but he has often taken the challenge of guarding some of the toughest wing players in the game. Because of his athleticism, he should provide upside over Mike Scott or Furkan Korkmaz.

The Sixers are hoping Robinson can provide a jolt to a team that has been incredible at home (23-2) but awful on the road (9-19) this season. Philadelphia is