Adrian Wojonarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that Thomas Robinson has agreed to terms to sign a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets. Robinson clears waivers Tuesday at 5 ET. Robinson was traded to the Denver Nuggets at the trade deadline last Thursday in the Aaron Afflalo deal, but was bought out by the team on Sunday.
Thomas Robinson has reached agreement on a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, league source tells Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 23, 2015
Robinson is expected to clear waivers on Tuesday at 5 PM ET, and then will be eligible to sign with the Nets.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 23, 2015
Woj later reported, "Brooklyn wants to take a long look at the 6-foot-10 Robinson with hopes of a potential future partnership. Robinson has played for the Kings, Houston Rockets and Trail Blazers without finding traction in his career."
Robinson expressed happiness with the move.
Thomas Robinson confirms he's joining the Brooklyn Nets: "I'm more than excited to be a part of the organization."— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) February 23, 2015
Thomas Robinson: "And I just want to thank the fans for accepting me here, [even] before the signing."— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) February 23, 2015
Robinson tweeted out the news that he will be a Brooklyn Net.
All thanks to GOD ! Thank you Brooklyn— thomas robinson (@Trobinson0) February 23, 2015
Robinson will be the 15th man on the Nets roster now. The former No. 5 pick in the 2011 draft by the Sacramento Kings, Robinson was averaging less than four points per game and three rebounds in 12 minutes per game for Portland. However, his per-36 minutes numbers show him averaging more than 10 points and 12 boards, so maybe a chance in Brooklyn can show his value.
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 hoping his client can play well enough to get a better contract in the off-season. In the days since the Thursday trade, the Suns had been seen as the most likely landing spot for Robinson because of his close relationship with the Morris twins, whose mother helped raise him after his own mother died.
For the Nets, this means they have a full roster. They have no plans to "eat" any of the contracts on their current roster, which would seem to mean an end to speculation that they'd sign Andray Blatche.
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