The Golden State Warriors could have interest in reuniting with former player Glenn Robinson III, with the 29-year old seeking a return to the NBA having not played since the 2020-21 season at the Sacramento Kings.
Speaking with Fieldhouse Files’ Scott Agness, Robinson has revealed he’s going through private workouts during Summer League in Las Vegas. According to the seven-year NBA veteran, “teams like Boston, Milwaukee and Golden State have expressed an interest.”
Bringing back Glenn Robinson III may be a risky move for the Golden State Warriors, but one that may prove worthwhile with their last roster spot.
Robinson played in 48 games for the Warriors during the franchise’s dismal 2019-20 season. With Klay Thompson out for the season and Stephen Curry injured early in the piece, Robinson took on a more increased role as one of the team’s more experienced players.
He would average over 31 minutes, putting up a career-high 12.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.3 blocks per game. Yet with Golden State’s season going nowhere, the front office traded he and fellow veteran Alec Burks to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for three second-round picks.
The 6’7″ forward hasn’t played in an NBA game since being waived by the Kings in February 2021, but Robinson has stayed in shape and vows to make a return. Could that be with the Warriors where he had the best statistical stint of his career?
"“I know people talk about how bad our team was, but for a guy to be able to play almost every game, which I did, to guard the best players and to continue to have my shooting percentage that I had with the Warriors was really a turning point for me as a player”, Robinson said."
Golden State could do with Robinson’s athleticism on the wing to partner Andrew Wiggins and Jonathan Kuminga, while he’s also a steady 37.3% three-point shooter across his career. However, given his time away from the league, a potential signing would be risky given the unknowns.
You can’t use that 48-game stint as any type of correlation on how he fits with the franchise. That was the worst team in the entire league, while this current iteration is looking to return to championship contention once again in 2023-24.
The Warriors have 13 contracted players for next season after the free agent acquisitions of Cory Joseph and most recently Dario Saric. They’re likely to leave their 15th roster spot vacant, with no necessary rush on who they bring in to complete a 14-strong main group for next season.