After the Sixers courteously bought out JaVale McGee last week, they were left with an empty spot on their 15-man roster. That spot seems to be filled today.
According to a report from SheridanHoops.com's Mike Scotto, the Sixers have acquired former Michigan swingman Glenn Robinson III off waivers.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Source: Philadelphia 76ers have claimed Glenn Robinson III on waivers.</p>— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeAScotto/status/574330288551170050">March 7, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Robinson was waived on Thursday by the Minnesota Timberwolves to make room for Justin Hamilton, bringing his super short tenure in Minneapolis to a close. He was selected by Minnesota with the 40th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.
Despite being on a team that needs help basically everywhere on the floor, Robinson was never able to crack the rotation. He saw action in just 25 games this season, and averaged just 4.3 minutes per game, only playing more than 10 minutes once this season.
Prior to the NBA, the Indiana native spent two seasons at the University of Michigan, averaging 13.1 points per game on 48.8% shooting in his final season as a Wolverine.
What's most notable about Robinson is his contract, as he opted to take the "K.J. McDaniels Special", a one-year, minimum salary pact. Unlike McDaniels, the gamble really hasn't paid off for Robinson, but being in Philadelphia should finally give him some consistent minutes to make up for lost time.
No word on when he'll be reporting to the team just yet.