Thomas Robinson will join Spurs in Summer League
Former top-five pick Thomas Robinson will reportedly suit up for the San Antonio Spurs in this year’s Summer League, according to JD Shaw of Hoops Rumors:
Free agent forward Thomas Robinson has committed to summer league with the Spurs, he tells @HoopsRumors. Robinson holds several years of NBA experience with the Kings, Rockets, Blazers, Sixers, Nets and Lakers, most recently playing with G League Maine.
— JD Shaw (@JShawNBA) June 26, 2019
Robinson is currently trying to get his NBA career back on track. The 28-year-old forward last played in the NBA G League for the Maine Red Claws.
Regarded as a highly touted prospect coming out of college, Robinson struggled to fully find his place in the NBA upon entering the league.
After getting drafted fifth overall by the Sacramento Kings in 2012, the former Kansas standout bounced around several teams throughout his initial five-year stint in the NBA. He last played for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2016-17, and he has also suited up for the Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, and Philadelphia 76ers.
After his time with the Lakers, Robinson took his talents overseason. He spent one season with BC Khimki in the EuroLeague and played with the Beikong Fly Dragons in the Chinese Basketball Association.
In contrast to his NBA career, Robinson was a stud in college. The 6-foot-9 power forward had an amazing junior year in Kansas, where he averaged 17.7 points and 11.9 rebounds per game. He was named Big 12 Player of the Year and became a consensus First-Team All-American in 2012.
Teams and experts fell in love with his motor and his tenacity on the glass. This is why many regarded him as a high lottery pick coming out of college.
This opportunity with the Spurs in the Summer League is just another step in what could be a long road back into the NBA. Can Robinson take advantage?