Report: Glenn Robinson III signs guaranteed deal with Timberwolves


Minnesota got a good look at Glenn Robinson III during Summer League, and they must have liked what they saw.

He was the No. 40 pick in the last draft, a second rounder which means they didn’t have to offer him a guaranteed contract. They could bring him in, run him through camp and then decide.

But instead Minnesota is giving Robinson (and yes, he’s the son of that Glenn Robinson) a guaranteed deal for this season, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

Robinson is going to have to fight for minutes. He’s a three at the NBA level and the Timberwolves are loaded there — Andrew Wiggins has to get run, they have Corey Brewer and Shabazz Muhammad behind him, plus there is Robbie Hummel. Maybe they go small and try him at the four, they did that at Summer League but he struggled some with that transition.

Robinson had his moments at Summer League but when I saw him he looked like a guy trying to get used to how much faster and how much more athletic guys are at the NBA level (even Summer League is a big jump from college, and it’s another leap to the NBA). Robinson averaged 7.7 points a game on 39 percent shooting and didn’t really impact the boards. On the bright side he shot 40 percent from three.

He’s going to get a chance to prove he can stick beyond this season.