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Warriors News: Glenn Robinson III Agrees to 2-Year Contract with GSW

Megan ArmstrongCorrespondent IIIJuly 2, 2019

Detroit Pistons guard Glenn Robinson III during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Carlos Osorio/Associated Press

Free agent Glenn Robinson III and the Golden State Warriors have agreed to a two-year deal, as reported by The Athletic and Stadium's Shams Charania Tuesday afternoon.  

The second year includes a player option.

Robinson became an unrestricted free agent when the Detroit Pistons declined his team option. Last season was Robinson's only one in Detroit. He appeared in 50 games and made 18 starts, including the playoffs.

The Michigan product began his career with a short 25-game tenure with the Minnesota Timberwolves, who selected him in the second round of the 2014 NBA draft. He has also had stints with the Philadelphia 76ers (2014-15) and Indiana Pacers (2015-18). 

The 25-year-old's most productive season came in 2016-17 with the Pacers. He averaged 6.1 points and 3.6 rebounds across 69 games (27 starts). 

Charania's report about Robinson comes just after The Athletic's Marcus Thompson reported that free-agent center Willie Cauley-Stein is "coming to the Warriors."

Golden State has been active since free agency officially began Sunday. 

To start, Kevin Durant will leave the Bay as he has reportedly agreed to sign with the Brooklyn Nets on a four-year, $164 million pact, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. That was followed by Golden State finalizing a sign-and-trade with the Nets to acquire All-Star point guard D'Angelo Russell, which meant Andre Iguodala and Jordan Bell each had to find new homes.

Iguodala was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, while Bell agreed to a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

On top of that, Klay Thompson has reportedly agreed to return to the Warriors on a five-year, $190 million deal, per Wojnarowski

In short: The Warriors will look much different in 2019-20. Robinson fits as a wing, and he will have his work cut out for him to help the team make up for the void Durant is leaving at the position. 

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