Worst Starter No. 7 – Glenn Robinson III
A surprisingly high percentage of the players on this list have come from years when the Golden State Warriors made the NBA Finals. The franchise has truly practiced “Strength in Numbers” over the past decade in maintaining excellence. Some players, however, are making this list from the exact season you would expect: 2019-20, when the Warriors won just 15 games, last in the league.
One player who got plenty of run that season was Glenn Robinson III, who started all 48 games he played for the franchise after signing in the offseason. With the writing on the wall, the Warriors moved Robinson at the Trade Deadline, and he played out the rest of the year with Philadelphia, traveling to the NBA Bubble with them while the Warriors’ year ended early.
On the one hand, Robinson’s play wasn’t all that bad given the situation he was thrust into. He show the ball well that year, hitting 40 percent of his 3-pointers. On the other hand, the 6’6″ wing joined a teamwide protest against playing defense. He kept his usage relatively low despite plenty of need on the team, passed minimally and didn’t get to the line much; he essentially just got the ball and shot it.
Robinson would have been an ideal 9th-man during the Warriors’ best years, but as their third man that season he was well over his head.