Minnesota Timberwolves select Glenn Robinson III with 40th pick


Dustin Johnston

The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Glenn Robinson III with the 40th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Robinson averaged 13.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per game as a sophomore at Michigan, starting every game he played during two years in Ann Arbor. .

Robinson is the third Wolverine selected in this year’s draft after the Sacramento Kings selected Nik Stauskas with the eighth pick and the Oklahoma City Thunder grabbed Mitch McGary at No. 21.

  • jakelam2116

    I initially didn’t like the pick. Now I kind of do. He’ll probably get to play right away. Rubio will give him plenty of touches. While it’d be great for him to run out and receive outlets from Love, more likely he’ll be swinging it to Klay Thompson for 3s.

    • gobluemd16

      Not only did he fall, but I really really don’t like the situation in Minnesota either. First, the T’wolves are in a total state of flux with the entire team hinging on the future of Love. They could be a total mess if/when he leaves. Also, they have a plethora, and I mean a plethora, of wings who play basically the same position as him. Corey Brewer, Chase Budinger, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, and Shabazz Muhammad (who they drafted last year). All 4 play primarily SF. They also have 12 returning players under contract. I project a ton of DNP’s next year for Glenn. I don’t like the team fit, and I feel bad for him that he fell that far in the draft.

      • Indiana_Matt

        It does seem like they have a ton of forwards. But if they end up moving a bunch of people around with the Love situation, who knows? Some PT could open up. Gonna be a big Glenn fan regardless of how it pans out.

      • JohnNavarreIsMyHero

        T-Wolves have basically been a mess even back to the last few years of Garnot’s tenure. Its pretty much a dead end team at this point.

        I was hoping OKC would take him at 29. With that fast pace lineup, he would have fit in nicely.

        Hopefully some of those guys are moved. Being a 2nd round pick, GR3 has no leverage and teams aren’t patient with you.

  • JohnNavarreIsMyHero

    GR3 is too good of a talent to be going #40. I really wish the coaches would have pushed him more to stay.

  • Webbdog

    Steal of the Draft and will get plenty clock with Minnesota.

  • David DeMember

    Second year in a row the Pistons could have picked a local UM favorite and didn’t…

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