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Report: Hawks signing former No. 5 pick Thomas Robinson

Thomas Robinson

Thomas Robinson


When the Kings drafted him No. 5 in the 2012, Thomas Robinson was widely hailed as one of the draft’s safest picks, the type of player who’d spend a decade in the NBA. But Robinson fell out of the league after just five seasons, spending last year in Russia.

He’s back -- at least for training camp.

Shams Charania of The Athletic:

The Hawks already had 15 players with standard contracts -- the regular-season limit -- and all 15 of those have guaranteed salaries for next season. So, it’s hard to see Robinson breaking through.

Robinson is merely a rebounding specialist and already 27. Atlanta already has John Collins, Dewayne Dedmon, Alex Len, Omari Spellman and Miles Plumlee as bigs.

It’s hard to see where this goes.