Apparently feeling as though they needed some young guard help, the Detroit Pistons have reportedly agreed to a contract with Glenn Robinson III. Robinson, son of former NBAer Glenn Robinson, last played with the Indiana Pacers.
Robinson has played for three teams in four seasons in the NBA, making Detroit his next stop.
Although not a starting-level player just yet, Robinson’s advance numbers have shown some promise as he has progressed over the past few seasons. In the wake of letting Stan Van Gundy go, Detroit is trying to both rebuild its roster and reset a team culture under new superstar Blake Griffin.
The contract is pretty friendly at $4 million a year, and the Pistons get a team option in the second year to get rid of Robinson if they decide he’s not up to snuff or if they simply want to go in another direction.
Robinson should get the opportunity for some nice run, and for Detroit they get to save some of their mid-level exception. It’s a low-risk, win-win signing.