REPORT: Pistons Not Expected to Pick Up Option of Glenn Robinson III

The Pistons will reportedly not pick up the option of wing Glenn Robinson III (left) for next season, making him a free agent. (Raj Mehta/USA TODAY Sports)

One of the Pistons more intriguing moves last offseason was the signing of Glenn Robinson III, low-risk high-reward wing who has ties to the state of Michigan. It appears now that the fun homecoming will be short-lived.

James Edwards III of The Athletic reports that the Pistons will not be picking up the option for Glenn Robinson III, making him a free agent. Robinson was due to make $4.2 million next season had his option been picked up.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Per source, it is unlikely that the <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Pistons?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#Pistons</a&gt; will pick up Glenn Robinson III's $4,278,750 team option for next season.</p>— James Edwards III (@JLEdwardsIII) <a href=”https://twitter.com/JLEdwardsIII/status/1141559710891552769?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>June 20, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js&#8221; charset=”utf-8″></script>

The 25-year-old forward averaged 4.2 points points per game on 42% shooting from the floor, including 29% from deep. He only played 47 games last season, just a year after playing in 23. Given the injury concerns and poor shooting, Detroit made a tough but justified decision.

(Featured image by Bran Sevald/NBAE via Getty)

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