Glenn Robinson III explains most disappointing part of 76ers trade

Glenn Robinson III explains most disappointing part of 76ers trade

Glenn Robinson III did not want the Warriors to trade him.

He loved playing for Steve Kerr and the organization, and was having a career year.

But the night before the Feb. 6 deadline, Golden State sent him and Alec Burks to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for three second-round draft picks.

Through six games in Philly, the small forward is averaging 6.0 points and 1.8 rebounds over 14.6 minutes per night, and is 0-for-9 from 3-point range.

In 48 games with the Dubs, Robinson III averaged 12.9 points and 4.7 rebounds over 31.6 minutes per night, while shooting 40 percent from deep.

“Even when (Golden State) played Philly, I showed them what I could do,” Robinson told Spencer Davies of Basketball Insiders. "So to play those consistent minutes a night and perform well ...

"That’s the most disappointing part about coming here is that -- both of us (he and Burks) are coming off career years where we’re looking at hopefully big numbers after the season. I know I’ve got a family to feed. So you think about all those things.

"All those things play a role, and then when you come here and your role’s not really explained or you don’t know what’s going on with the trade -- it’s not like it was a trade where you come in and immediately have an impact. It’s a little different, so ...

"This team is full of wings, full of guys who can play. So really, I don’t really understand it. But it’s a business, you’ve got to make it happen and go out and try to do your best every night.”

Wow. Robinson III could not have been more open and transparent.

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Last summer, he signed a one-year minimum contract worth just under $1.9 million with the Warriors. The 26-year-old will be an unrestricted free agent in July, and he's hoping for a big payday.

Does he feel like he did enough with the Dubs to justify a hefty contract?

"I believe in my mind I did," Robinson III told Davies. "For me and my career and just my confidence -- to have that year with Golden State, I always knew that I could do that in the league, so hopefully that stands up no matter what happens the rest of the season or whatever happens here.”

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Trae Young says he'll catch Steph Curry as NBA's best shooter in 1 year

Trae Young says he'll catch Steph Curry as NBA's best shooter in 1 year

In light of the coronavirus outbreak putting all American sports on an indefinite pause, hot takes have become the topic du jour for fans relegated to their homes.

While joining “The Big Podcast with Shaq,” Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young was pressed on the many comparisons the young point guard draws to Warriors star Steph Curry.

On the subject of taking over Curry’s title as the NBA’s most feared shooter, Young doesn’t think it will be long before he overtakes Steph.

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It’s hard to take any stock in this statement given how much Shaq pressed the 21-year-old to answer.

But Young’s talent is unmistakable, and there’s a chance we’ll see Young resetting the record books one day the way Curry has throughout his 11 years in the NBA.

A year though? I’d imagine Curry and his teammates would disagree with that timeline.

Why Steph Curry's NBA parallel might be ex-Warriors exec Jerry West

Why Steph Curry's NBA parallel might be ex-Warriors exec Jerry West

Steph Curry forever has altered the game of basketball during his 11 seasons with the Warriors.

Shattering record after record, Curry became the face of the NBA’s evolution toward emphasizing the 3-pointer.

His unique qualities make him a difficult player to compare, but one that makes some sense is Hall of Famer Jerry West.

“With impact and accolades in the mix,” Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley writes. “Then “The Logo” Jerry West looks like the answer. Maybe that's why the basketball gods brought them together when West served as a consultant for Curry's Warriors for six seasons.

“It's not a perfect comparison -- Curry was a better dribbler, West a superior stopper who played without the 3-point line (added in 1979-80) -- but the 6'3" Curry and 6'2" West found their spots on the game's all-time hierarchy in similar ways.”

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West was an integral part of Golden State’s dynastic run through the 2010s, providing a sage voice for a front office unfamiliar with success.

What a sight it would have been to actually see those two line up across from each other in an NBA game.