Alex Kennedy is reporting that Thomas Robinson will, like Shane Larkin, opt out of his contract.
Thomas Robinson intends to opt out of his Nets contract. He had a $1,050,961 player option for 2016-17. He'll be an unrestricted free agent.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 10, 2016
Thomas Robinson is an interesting free agent to watch. As a starter with Nets, he averaged 14.6 points, 12.3 boards, 2 assists, 1.6 steals.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 10, 2016
Robinson has until June 15 to make a decision. Of the four players Billy King gave 1+1 contracts last summer, one is already released following a buyout (Andrea Bargnani) and two others (Robinson and Larkin) are reportedly opting out. That leaves Wayne Ellington, who has a $1.57 million player option, still to be heard from. Ellington unlike the others has been working out at the HSS Training Center. He has until June 29 to decide. The Nets have to decide on Jarrett Jack's team option by June 30 as well. In addition, Sergey Karasev, an unrestricted free agent, is likely to sign in Russia.
The 6'10" Robinson played well at season's end. As the losses mounted and Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez rested, TRob got minutes, more in fact than he had ever gotten in his four years (six teams) in the league. Whether he wants to return or whether the Nets want him back is uncertain. There had been reports earlier this off-season that the Spurs might be interested.