With training camp underway, the Sixers are bringing an additional man into the fray, signing guard Justin Robinson to an Exhibit 10 contract.
The Philadelphia 76ers are signing guard Justin Robinson to an exhibit 10 contract, per source. Robinson, who had a four-year career at Virginia Tech, played with the Blue Coats and the Capital City Go-Go of the G-League last year.— Derek Bodner (@DerekBodnerNBA) December 6, 2020
Robinson follows Lamine Diane as the team’s second Exhibit 10 signing in the last week. Here was the official press release from 76ers Public Relations:
Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey announced today that the team has signed Justin Robinson. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Robinson was acquired by the Delaware Blue Coats, the 76ers’ NBA G League affiliate, on Jan. 21 off waivers. As a rookie last season, Robinson appeared in 33 G League games (24 starts) with Delaware and the Capital City Go-Go, averaging 14.2 points, 3.5 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.4 steals in 31.2 minutes per game. His 6.2 assists per game ranked fourth among rookies and he scored in double figures 26 times, including six 20-plus point performances. Robinson also saw action in nine games at the NBA level with the Washington Wizards.
A Manassas, Virginia native, Robinson played four collegiate seasons at Virginia Tech. He was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference second team as a junior in 2018, after averaging 14.0 points, 5.6 assists and 1.2 steals in 30.9 minutes per game. In 24 contests as a senior during the 2018-19 campaign, he averaged 13.5 points, 5.0 assists and 1.6 steals in 29.6 minutes per contest and finished his career as the school’s all-time leader in assists (562).
The Sixers must have liked what they saw from Robinson during his time in Delaware and wanted to incentivize him to return to the Blue Coats. Robinson would receive a bonus of between $5,000 and $50,000 if he is waived by Philadelphia and signs with Delaware, remaining with the Blue Coats for at least 60 days. Robinson is yet another player capable of boosting the floor spacing in camp. Although he only hit 34.3 percent of his 3s last year in the G League, he shot 38.5 percent across his four seasons at Virginia Tech.
There are a lot of new faces in camp for Philadelphia; they’ll have to get acquainted quickly as the first preseason game is just nine days away.