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Kings showing interest in Glenn Robinson III, per report

The Kings are still looking at options to add wing depth.

The Sacramento Kings are showing “significant” interest in free agent forward Glenn Robinson III, according to the Sacramento Bee’s Jason Anderson.

Robinson, a 6’6” wing who will turn 27 soon, played for the Golden State Warriors and Philadelphia 76ers last season.

Anderson reports that the Kings are competing with the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, and Utah Jazz as the top suitors for Robinson’s services. All teams are presumably offering minimum contracts. The other three teams allow Robinson to be part of a playoff contender, whereas he may have an opportunity earn more minutes for the Kings.

The Kings current wings are Harrison Barnes, DaQuan Jeffries, and rookie Robert Woodard II.

Robinson will presumably make his decision soon, as NBA training camps open on Tuesday and the preseason starts in less than two weeks.

GR3 has had a journeyman career in the NBA but has shown an ability to put up explosive scoring numbers from time to time, and is a gifted athlete. Robinson won the 2017 NBA Dunk Contest.

If I were to wager a guess, I would imagine Robinson chooses a playoff-bound team rather than a training camp opportunity with the Kings, but we will wait and see.

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mdeedublu
November 28, 2020 6:33 pm

I’d take him. If this team wants to win this year (which I’m not sure is the case), they should increase their offer and try to get him away from the playoff teams. We’ll see!

RAP87
November 28, 2020 7:58 pm
Reply to  mdeedublu

Mehhh if it was Vlade then yeah sure might offer a little bit more money to sign bench guys. Not sure if this is the case now with Monte. No reason to spend a little for a journeyman player at best especially if we have Woodard and Ramsey to develop..

Just stick to the minimum offer and if they don’t sign then you move on.

HongKongKingsFan
November 28, 2020 6:36 pm

I would say no………just give more playing time to Barnes, Jeffries, and rookie Robert Woodard II.

Maybe the rookies are turn into some gems

FosterFreeze
November 29, 2020 12:02 am

Agree

Socalpurplecurse
November 29, 2020 1:55 pm

He would replace Barnes tho assuming we can find a trade partner for a late 1st early 2nd which I would like to think they’ll be a taker with his declining contract on a team that close like the blazers or nuggets. I like that we have a play style and getting players that can fit into a free lance multi purpose athletic system on the cheap maintaining flexibility. With buddy and barnes gone at the trade deadline we’ll need some young athletic bodies with potential. Of he wants a decent opportunity to showcase and earn a bigger contract he’ll choose us.

Kingsguru21
November 28, 2020 6:52 pm

Giggity.

TheGrantNapear
November 28, 2020 7:02 pm
Reply to  Kingsguru21

Goo

TheGrantNapear
November 28, 2020 7:01 pm

End of the bench fodder, why not

NorCalKingsFan
November 28, 2020 7:43 pm
Reply to  TheGrantNapear

Umm… ok??

cbrody
November 28, 2020 7:39 pm

minimum is the new cash considerations. Neither of which have shown an ability to hold down the 3 spot.

Hobby916
November 29, 2020 5:02 am

It appears the Kings are targeting the “budget” level players that are similar to the starting level player. Makes me think that they are a contingency plan for when the inevitable Barnes, Bjelica,,Holmes trades come through. They can slide GR3 (if signed, probably not though), Kaminsky, Whiteside in to the starting lineup and not have to play guys out of position for a bulk of the season.

FarmerGuy
November 29, 2020 9:27 am
Reply to  Hobby916

I find this to be my dream scenario for this season is if we can retain or restore trade value to some of our players, that we are forced to start Whiteside and some rookies and head for a strong lottery pick. The goal being that we acquire picks, expirings and can gain momentum for a clean slate next year to let Monte become fully effective.

Gamester4
November 29, 2020 9:28 am
Reply to  Hobby916

I mean, that makes sense, if you’re planning on trading some players you should have someone that can fill in, if possible. I’m not saying that should always be the case because not every season is a rebuild, but it’s a good plan when you’re planning on tanking.

RORDOG
November 29, 2020 9:16 am

I’m curious as to why the Kings haven’t shown interest in Shaquille Harrison. He’s 6’7”, can do some secondary playmaking, and is a good defender. That’s the type of skillset this team actually needs. GR3 just seems redundant.

CarinaM707
November 29, 2020 10:57 am

Athletic, can knock down the 3 but also attack the rim……fits the description of what Monte envisions for the team. 1.8apg to 1 TO in 31mpg with the Warriors doesn’t scream playmaker, but at least he doesn’t turn the ball over a ton.

I like the potential fit with Fox having a high flyer wing to lob to, and while mostly unproven, a solid career 37% 3pt shooter.

He was someone I hoped we would target after Derrick Jones Jr. Maybe he will sign, knowing the Buddy situation and potential for a bigger role than on those other 3 playoff teams.

Adamsite
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Nostradumbass 14
November 29, 2020 11:18 am

Lol, the Hornets are forced to waive their worst contract in order to make room for an even worse contract given to Hayward.

Kingsguru21
November 29, 2020 11:22 am
Reply to  Adamsite

To the surprise of no-one except Danny Ainge who thinks he can do whatever he wants.

TheFifthMookie
November 29, 2020 12:27 pm
Reply to  Kingsguru21

I enjoy hearing in the various podcasts I listen to that Danny’s screw job by short-changing IT with that trade after he played injured for Boston in the playoffs has had real world consequences in their ability to attract talent.

154-98
November 29, 2020 4:45 pm

Might be a COVID-related pursuit. You’ll want serviceable NBA-level players in your thinner positions, lest you become the Broncos.

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