Robinson was waived by the Hawks on Saturday. Robinson signed a non-guaranteed contract with Atlanta in August, which was seen mainly as a training-camp invitation. It appears he was unable make enough of an impression to land on Atlanta's final roster, and will now be forced to find a new opportunity. He last played for the Lakers in the 2016-17 season, but spent last year with BC Khimki of the Russian VTB United League.
Robinson agreed Monday with the Hawks on a non-guaranteed contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The terms of Robinson's pact with Atlanta aren't fully known, but it's likely that the 2012 lottery pick is being brought in on what amounts to little more than a training-camp invitation. Since entering the league, Robinson has bounced around between six different teams, with his most recent NBA action coming with the Lakers in the 2016-17 campaign. He spent the most recent season with BC Khimki of the Russian VTB United League, appearing in 20 EuroLeague contests and averaging 8.2 points and 5.9 rebounds in 15.6 minutes per game.
Robinson has agreed to a deal with Khimki Moscow of the Euroleague on Tuesday, freelance reporter David Pick reports. The former No. 5 pick out of Kansas in the 2012 NBA Draft seemingly couldn't find any NBA suitors for the upcoming season. He appeared in 48 games with the Lakers last season, posting 5.0 points and 4.6 rebounds across 11.7 minutes per game. Going overseas will likely allow the 26-year-old more playing time, which should help his development should he decide to pursue an NBA career again in the future.
Robinson supplied 12 points (6-9 FG) and three rebounds across 14 minutes in a 119-104 loss to the Timberwolves on Thursday. While Robinson provided the Lakers with an offensive boost off the bench during his time on the court, it wasn't all good for the former lottery pick, as he accrued three fouls and three turnovers along the way. Considering he hadn't played in the previous three games, it's possible Robinson wouldn't have even gotten off the bench Thursday if Ivica Zubac hadn't exited early with a high-ankle sprain. That being said, given the severity of Zubac's injury along with the Lakers' status as a lottery-bound team, it wouldn't be surprising if the team shut down Zubac, which would likely open up consistent run with the second unit for Robinson.
Robinson posted 16 points (7-8 FG, 2-2 FT), six rebounds and one assist over 10 minutes in Tuesday's 133-109 loss to the Clippers. With the Lakers trailing 70-40 at the half, Luke Walton elected to move to the bench in the second half, allowing Robinson to show off a bit in his ten minutes on the court, hitting seven of his eight shots from the floor. Robinson has only played in 40 games this season, and can hardly be considered a viable prospect in any format, but the Lakers need to start exploring what they have on the bench and the journeyman forward has some upside. He currently has little to no fantasy value.
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