Glenn Robinson III was playing great for the Golden State Warriors before they traded him. Here is how the two parties can reunite this offseason.
The Golden State Warriors knew they picked up a player with potential when they signed Glenn Robinson III to a one-year $1.8 million dollar contract last summer. Though the franchise was forced to part ways with GR3 in order to orchestrate a deal for Andrew Wiggins, both parties are interested in a reunion.
Robinson was playing the best basketball of his career in Golden State. The 26-year-old was averaging career-highs in points, rebounds and assists before being traded. He scored the fifth-most total point of anyone on the roster and was a consistent shooter from deep.
The Warriors didn’t win many games but Robinson was one player who always showed up. His 40 percent clip from the 3-point line was the best on the team and he was reliable as a perimeter defender.
GR3 is set to hit the free agency market this summer and he hasn’t ruled out a potential reunion. Robinson acknowledges the opportunity he has in Golden State and understands his skill set could be of great use to a championship team.
For most of last season, Robinson was tasked with defending the opposing team’s best player while also stretching the floor with his shooting on offense. This is exactly the type of stuff the Dubs will need from their second unit next season.
Robinson’s role will be diminished but he will still be valuable. If he continues to develop his game, he could act as a lite version of Andre Iguodala. A steady producer off the bench is everything the Warriors are looking for.
Forming a deal won’t be too difficult. While the Dubs are stifled by the cap, they will have a chance to offer up to $6 million dollars due to their mid-level exception. This gives them the avenue they need to bring Robinson back to the Bay Area.