Posted by: Michael Kaskey-Blomain
03/02/15 2:52 pm EST
On Tuesday, February 24th, the 76ers officially announced they had acquired forward Thomas Robinson through a claim in the NBA’s waiver wire and confirmed for all of us what the internet had been reporting for nearly 12-hours prior to their release. Robinson appeared in 32 games for the Blazers this season averaging 12 minutes per game and posting stats of 3.6 ppg. and 4.2 rpg. In 172 career games, Robinson owns a shine of 4.6 points and 4.4 rebounds per contest. The Sixers will be Robinson’s fourth NBA stop (Kings, Rockets & Blazers).
Just two Thursdays ago, the Portland Trailblazers traded Robinson, the former 5th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft to Denver in a deal that fetched Arron Afflalo in return. Numerous reports say that Robinson’s agent quickly negotiated a deal with the Nuggets to have Robinson waived because if TRob should clear waivers, a 10-day deal had already been worked out with the Brooklyn Nets. Of course, that’s where Sam Hinkie entered the picture.