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Kings signing Glenn Robinson III, per report

The Kings added some depth on the wing.

The Sacramento Kings are signing Glenn Robinson III, according to HoopsHype's Michael Scotto and confirmed by Jason Anderson.

Anderson notes that it's a one year deal, and we'll assume it is for the league minimum unless we hear otherwise.

Robinson played for the Golden State Warriors last season before being traded to the Philadelphia 76ers.

And before you ask, yes, GR3 can play small forward. Prior to the signing, the Kings small forwards were limited to Harrison Barnes, DaQuan Jeffries, and Robert Woodard. Both Barnes and Woodard could also see minutes at the 4, so it makes sense for the Kings to add another wing.

Robinson had also reportedly received interest from the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, and Utah Jazz. It seems that Robinson is banking on the opportunity to earn a bigger role with the Kings than he may have gotten with a playoff team.

The Kings still haven't officially signed their rookies, and some of the Kings recent signing such a Frank Kaminsky may not make the final roster after training camp. Training camp opens on Tuesday, and we may have more clarification as we rapidly approach the season.

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itsjabby
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November 29, 2020 6:15 pm

Im okay with this

PissedOffGorilla
November 29, 2020 6:45 pm
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Unfortunately, as a Kings fan, a response that essentially is “Well, that wasn’t the worst signing I could imagine” is our equivalent of a solid pickup.

FarmerGuy
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November 29, 2020 6:16 pm

I like this as a move to gather depth for future trades. Also, the mindset from a GM that he is always trying to get better or put the best 15 players on the roster is a new idea to Sacramento.

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November 29, 2020 6:25 pm

Not to be a meme, but, “This is fine.” It’s not great, it’s not bad, it just, is. He’s not expected to be the future, but not many of the people we’ve signed recently are.

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November 29, 2020 6:36 pm

Not bad. McNair has built a team to get through this year, one way or another, and has set the team up with the flexibility to make some moves later this season and definitely next off season.

TheGrantNapear
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November 29, 2020 6:47 pm

Tank on…

ImJoeKing
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November 29, 2020 6:52 pm

Question: pretend last season never happened, Joerger was still coaching the team, and we were just coming off our 39-win season, does anybody think this roster would have a chance at the playoffs this year?

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November 29, 2020 6:54 pm
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No, not a snowball’s chance in Hell.

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November 29, 2020 8:18 pm
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No

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November 29, 2020 11:05 pm
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While I don’t expect it to happen, I do see what you are saying. Our starting lineup has arguably improved with Holmes/whiteside over WCS. Rest is on you and how many wins you think Bogi adds. Because the roster, with the exception of Bogi, has a lot of young pieces on prove it deals and I would expect them to come locked in for the next big payday.

Again, I don’t think we’re getting close to the play offs just from west getting better. But I don’t think this is a 15-20 win team. I can see them catching a lot of teams by surprise. I’m willing to bet we’d match or exceed this years win total if buddy, Barnes and belli are not traded.

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November 29, 2020 6:54 pm

I’ll echo a bit of what Hobby916 said in the last thread. These signings could be viewed as possible one year stopgaps to moving players like Barnes, Joseph, Holmes, Buddy, and Nemanja. They don’t replace those players’ productivity, but they can somewhat fill those shoes if a retooling is in fact McNair’s goal here.

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November 29, 2020 6:58 pm
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I’ll add, McNair has added a bunch of one year deals that other contending teams may want if COVID hurts their depth. Player like Whiteside, Frank, and GR3 may be in high demand come the deadline if a team has multiple players on quarantine. They are cheap one year deals that may in dividends come trade season.

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November 29, 2020 9:17 pm
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This is not a bad strategy to pile up a couple of extra picks over the next couple of years.

J-Fresh
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November 30, 2020 2:06 am
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Not a knock to what you are saying here, however if we are exploiting Covid loopholes (not teams fault – playing within the rules – I would take it), however that is a clear sign for NBA to stop playing ball don’t you think?

NBA actually doing it is another story.

More to the point, I do like these depth players, and agree they can come in handy. I like this foreign idea of…good asset management.

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November 30, 2020 2:20 pm
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The NBA will probably manage to vaccinate their players and staff very early on, maybe even before the season, in exchange for a (very) large donation. They don’t need that many doses in the grand scheme of things and kicking back $1B to help provide vaccination, PPE, etc. to at-risk groups is a seems like an obvious move

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November 29, 2020 7:22 pm

This is a good pickup, especially at the minimum. GRIII, comparable to the Kaminsky Whiteside deals is more than flippable in season for an asset. I would guess it likely some combination of two of those could garner a 2nd, possibly two if injuries/COVID hit some squads. And Robinson I think is better than the minimum in my view.

Zero risk, non cap restricting and could fetch assets or be filler/extra in larger deals. Good business

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November 29, 2020 8:04 pm

This makes sense. Nothing flashy but he can be useful and might be useful to a contender at the deadline as well. I know some people hated the decision not to retain Bogi (I didn’t mind it) but other than that, this looks like a pretty competent off season to me. Not a wringing endorsement but given what we saw from Vlade for 5 years competent would be a pretty big improvement.

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November 29, 2020 8:19 pm

I think it is very important to point out that McNair gave out ZERO multi-year deals to free agents.

When you look at Vlade’s off seasons, he gave out many multi-year deals to veterans every year he was GM. I was in favor of keeping Bogi, but if McNair’s goal here is to keep a clean cap sheet and build around the youth of Fox, Hali, and Bagley, I can get behind that.

If McNair begins to move the deals of Barnes, Joseph, and Buddy, I will start to be a believer.

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November 30, 2020 10:45 am
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Yeah that’s a very good point. The funny thing is these one year minimum deals are for equivalent players to the ones Vlade signed to much larger long term deals. That seems like a smart thing to do. He waited and signed stop gap guys and pretty clearly sees this as a transition year which it should be anyway.

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November 29, 2020 8:25 pm

15 WINS BABY!!!

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November 29, 2020 8:48 pm

This is good

CarinaM707
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November 29, 2020 8:58 pm

Loving all these one year deals, let’s get this season going!

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November 29, 2020 9:23 pm
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The sooner it’s started, the sooner it’s over

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November 29, 2020 9:55 pm
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Honestly, if we get to see Fox running the fast break and the team in general upping the pace, I will be excited to watch.

I’m not fond of watching blowouts, but if we can at least put points on the board I will be happy….for this season.

And with each loss I will be reminding myself of the fade for Cade.

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November 30, 2020 10:46 am
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Yep I’m ready for draft 2021. I just hope this team will be somewhat entertaining. With Luke Walton as the coach it might not happen but I hope it does.

Kingofkings2410
November 29, 2020 9:24 pm

Another solid move Monte..
What happens if these guys start pilling up some wins..not saying it will happen, but seriously what if? Then what?

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November 29, 2020 10:31 pm

Then they become a positive asset and you package them with one of Hield, CoJo or Barnes for future picks and/or assets.

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November 29, 2020 10:48 pm
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Bingo. It’s all about trade pieces.

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December 2, 2020 9:16 pm

I think you’re starting to get it.

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November 29, 2020 9:56 pm

Nice move. Doesn’t look like a team that plans on tanking tho.

Can’t wait to come back to this site when the Kings somehow start the season 3-1 and we start questioning why?!

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November 29, 2020 10:35 pm
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That’s a pretty SSS to have a reaction that we are not tanking tbh. Let’s wait how the team does 20 games into the season.

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November 29, 2020 11:26 pm
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My fear is that Lose Alton decided to actually be a decent (still underwhelming notwithstanding) coach and take this team out of contending for Cade Cunningham for some middle of the road talent that perpetuate our basketball purgatory

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November 30, 2020 6:23 am
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The fans of this site will absolutely overreact to the first four games, however they go.

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November 30, 2020 8:41 am
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I won’t

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December 1, 2020 5:46 pm
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You’ll be a man alone on an island.

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November 30, 2020 8:51 am
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That’s such nonsense.

Why the hell should I wait a full four games?

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November 30, 2020 10:11 am
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Absolutely. So will I.

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November 30, 2020 10:48 am
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I will be drawing all of my conclusions from the preseason games thank you very much.

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November 29, 2020 10:56 pm

We got an asset. Cool then.
Drafts and trades. That’s all we have here in Sacranogoodsoulfoodmento. Players to Monte are likely no more than Pokemon cards he can make deals with later.

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November 30, 2020 7:45 am

Ok..so it appears we have one guard going into Camp that is a proven and consistent outside shooter.

Fox – not a great shooter
Buddy – excellent shooter especially when used correctly
CoJo – nope below average
Haliburton – unknown at NBA level
Rhamsey – most likely playing in stockton
Jeffries – Not really a guard..and an inconsistent shooter

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November 30, 2020 8:53 am
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Now do proven and consistent defenders?

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November 30, 2020 12:54 pm
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Good point, Especially since defense When is championships, so it consistent defense would definitely mess up the tank plans

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November 30, 2020 4:46 pm
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Hmmm
Fox.. has potential as a defender
coJo would rate decent
buddy… nope
haliburton.. doubt he will be average, could be with time
jeffries – could be

so none…

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November 30, 2020 10:49 am
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Here comes the tank!!!! Choo Choo!

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November 30, 2020 12:52 pm

I guess it does help with the tank, at least we might be able to build a new facility with all the bricks that might be laid

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November 30, 2020 7:52 am

Finally got us a III who can play the 3. Probably won’t be on the roster after the trade deadline, but this adds depth at a weakened position on the roster.

Very decent move by Monte.

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November 30, 2020 8:02 am

The most important takeaway from this off season? McNair is bringing Houston’s roster building approach. Inequality. Teams usually play 8 players. Houston paid two stars, about two or three role players, and the rest were minimums are damn close. The point? Vlade paid 12 players $7-9M each. Equality.

Inequality > equality

The good news? The model works in Sacramento. Decent players signed for the minimum to fill out a team.

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November 30, 2020 8:03 am

Worse yet, Vlade paid role players $20M/year in Hield and Barnes.

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November 30, 2020 8:05 am

Big contracts are for stars. Otherwise, minimums or close to it. That’s the team’s new approach.

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November 30, 2020 9:01 am

This is true, now we just need a few more guys worth big money, that’s the hard part.

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November 30, 2020 8:56 am

Not a t all mad with this offseason. Monte tried to make some moves and did make some moves that I don’t think Vlade would have pulled off. Keeping us young and flexible like my high school sweetheart is the only directive he should have and that is what we are going into this condensed season.

dhackett
November 30, 2020 9:02 am

Love what Mcnair is doing. This is what we should have done when Vivek first bought the team. Maintain flexibility (this is what he talked about in his press conference) and focus on developing a young core around Fox and establishing the right culture and style of play – we’re also likely getting a high draft pick next year. The short-term deals we signed are also in-demand type players for the post season so can potentially be flipped for assets. I for one am going to have a blast watching this team play knowing we have an actual coherent plan in place even if that plan is just developing/tanking for a high pick. This season and very likely next season are not about making the playoffs, they are about getting the ship on the right course and (hopefully) stacking assets.

In Mcnair we trust

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December 1, 2020 1:46 pm

I wonder what the future holds for Kyle Guy….

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