Thomas Robinson hasn’t lived up to the hype of being the No. 5 pick in the draft three years ago. However, the guy still has some value — he grabbed 22.6 percent of the available rebounds when he was on the court for the Sixers last season, plus he averaged 8.8 points a game in 18.5 minutes a night.
He started to rehab his image in Philly, which is why the Nets — a team in desperate need of youth and athleticism (and hope for the future) — snatched him up this summer.
Robinson injured himself working out in New York and on Wednesday underwent arthroscopic knee surgery, the team announced.
Robinson had a torn meniscus repaired and is expected to be ready for training camp next fall.
It will be interesting to see if Robinson will be able to get minutes at the four with Thaddeus Young, Andrea Bargnani, and Willie Reed also all battling for minutes there.