On Wednesday, the Milwaukee Bucks decided to cut a trio of players to trim down their roster. Jazian Gortman, Omari Moore, and Drew Timme were all waived as the team cut down their roster to just 18 players ahead of the new season.
As it turns out, however, the Bucks were merely making room for a few more signings.
Milwaukee Bucks Sign Glen Robinson III
The biggest name that joined the team on Wednesday is 29-year-old small forward Glenn Robinson III. The former Michigan standout has been around the league for quite a bit now, and the Bucks will be the eighth team in eight seasons for the NBA journeyman.
According to team insider Eric Nehm of The Athletic, Milwaukee has signed Robinson, a former NBA Dunk Contest champ, to an Exhibit 10 deal:
“The Milwaukee Bucks are signing Glenn Robinson III to an Exhibit 10 contract, per a league source,” Nehm reported.
Last season, Robinson suited up for the Sacramento Kings, where he played 23 games throughout the year. Robinson’s best season came in 2019-20 when he averaged 12.9 points on 48.1 percent shooting, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.8 assists in 48 games started for the Dubs.
Apart from Robinson, the Bucks have reportedly also signed two more players, per NBA reporter Keith Smith of spotrac:
“The Milwaukee Bucks have signed Elijah Hughes and Kihei Clark to training camp deals, a league source tells @spotrac,” Smith wrote in his tweet.
Glenn Robinson: Milwaukee Bucks Icon
If Robinson’s name seemed familiar, it’s because he is the son of Milwaukee’s first overall pick in the 1994 NBA Draft, Glenn Robinson. Also known as the Big Dog, Robinson played a total of eight memorable seasons in Milwaukee during the 1990s and early 2000s.
Robinson was called up to the All-Star team twice, with his best year coming during the 2000-01 campaign. That year, the 6-foot-7 swingman put up averages of 22.0 points on 46.8 percent from the floor, to go along with 6.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.1 steals in 37.0 minutes per game.
Robinson’s tenure in Milwaukee ended when the team traded him to the Atlanta Hawks in 2002 in exchange for Toni Kukoc, Leon Smith, and a future first-round pick.
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