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> 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” 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.
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