RealGM's Shams Charania tweets that the Nets are among five teams who've reached out to Thomas Robinson, the 6'10" power forward who's expected to be waived by the Nuggets this week.
Thomas Robinson has had discussions with the Spurs, Nets, Suns, Heat and Hornets, completing DEN buyout Sunday, league sources tell RealGM.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 22, 2015
Charania doesn't indicate who among the five, if any, has the most interest ... or best shot. A league source confirmed Brooklyn has some interest in the 23-year-old power forward.
On Sunday, Tim Bontemps tweeted that it's unlikely Robinson winds up as a Net...
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Former top five pick Thomas Robinson was waived by the Nuggets today. Wouldn't expect him to wind up with the Nets, though.</p>— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) <a href="https://twitter.com/TimBontemps/status/569624747593601024">February 22, 2015</a></blockquote>
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In a later tweet, Bontemps suggested the Nets were not that interested in him.
Robinson, a Kansas product out of Washington, DC, was a Nets favorite during the build up to the 2012 draft until they traded away their first rounder to the Trail Blazers, who took Damien Lillard. Robinson told reporters he preferred the Nets who were then on their way to Brooklyn. However, since then, Robinson has shuttled from one team to another, playing for the Rockets, Kings and Blazers before being traded to the Nuggets Thursday.
In 172 games, Robinson has averaged only 4.6 points and 4.4 rebounds in 13 minutes per game. He has started only four games in his career, all this season.
TRob's agent is seeking the buyout so he can latch on to a contender and play well enough to get a better contract in the off-season. In the days since the Thursday trade, the Suns have been seen as the most likely landing spot for Robinson.