Gary, Indiana product Glenn Robinson III has agreed to a three-year deal with the Indiana Pacers, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:
Free agent Glenn Robinson has reached agreement on a three-year deal with the Pacers, agents Austin Brown and Aaron Mintz of CAA tell Yahoo.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 25, 2015
The 6-foot-7 wing out of the University of Michigan was selected 40th overall by the Timberwolves in the 2014 NBA Draft. Robinson's tenure in Minnesota was brief, having appeared in just 25 games before being waived to make room for Justin Hamilton. Claimed by the Philadelphia 76ers, the former Wolverine averaged 4.4 points and 2.5 rebounds in 10 games played. With a glut of wings already on the roster (Robert Covington, Jerami Grant, Hollis Thompson, Nik Stauskas, etc.), the Sixers declined to offer Robinson a qualifying offer, thus making him an unrestricted free agent.
Liberty Ballers notes here that Robinson never fully acclimated to the Sixers' offense and had a propensity to pull-up for low-percentage, midrange jumpers early in the shot clock. Per NBA.com's Player Tracking data, the one-time Sixer connected on 46.2% of his shots off the dribble last season, George Hill was the only guard on Indiana's roster to shoot above 40% on pull-up shots during the 2014-15 season.
Robinson, nearly identical in size and stature to Solomon Hill, will likely provide emergency wing depth for the Indiana Pacers, competing with Hill and newcomer Chase Budinger for minutes at the backup small forward position, assuming Paul George does not play the lion's share of his minutes at power forward.
Robinson, 21, is the fourth player (Myles Turner, Joe Young, Rakeem Christmas, Shayne Whittington) the Pacers have added or re-signed this offseason under the age of 25.