REPORT: Warriors ‘far more upset’ about Glenn Robinson III trade than D’Angelo Russell’s
The Golden State Warriors traded Glenn Robinson III and D’Angelo Russell at the 2020 trade deadline. The franchise sent Robinson and Alec Burks to the Philadelphia 76ers for multiple picks and Russell to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Andrew Wiggins.
No one in Golden State was really shocked by the Russell trade since his fit with the team was murky since Day 1. However, many on the Warriors were upset about Robinson getting traded, per Connor Letourneau of The San Francisco Chronicle.
One league source told The Chronicle that many on the team were far more upset about Robinson being traded than with D’Angelo Russell getting dealt to Minnesota the next day. In addition to being a steadying locker-room presence, Robinson was an above-average defender who could knock down the open 3-pointer and find open driving lanes.
Glenn Robinson III appeared in 48 games for the Warriors before he was dealt to the Sixers. The small forward averaged 12.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists while shooting 48.1 percent from the field, 40.0 percent from beyond the arc and 85.1 percent from the free-throw line.
The Dubs had the worst record in the NBA before the 2019-20 season was suspended. The Sixers were in desperate need of shooting and decided to acquire Robinson and Burks from Golden State.
Whenever the 2020-21 season starts, the Warriors should be playoff contenders again since All-Stars Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green will be leading the way. Curry only played in five games in 2019-20 while Thompson has been sidelined all season long due to a torn ACL.
Not to mention that Steve Kerr and Co. also added a new weapon in Wiggins.
Robinson, the son of Glenn Robinson, enjoyed his time with the Warriors. Maybe he’ll find himself on the Dubs again one day.