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dirno2000
04-05-2005, 12:04 AM
The San Antonio Spurs have announced that they have signed forward Glenn Robinson. Per club policy terms of the deal were not disclosed. At the same time the Spurs waived Dion Glover.

Robinson has averaged 20.8 points and 6.1 rebounds in his 679 game NBA career. The two-time All-Star spent the entire 2004-05 season on the injured list before being waived by New Orleans on 3/2/05. Robinson began the season with the Philadelphia 76ers before being dealt to the New Orleans on 2/24/05 in exchange for Jamal Mashburn and Rodney Rogers.

Glover, who signed his second 10-day contract on 3/30/05, appeared in seven games for San Antonio. He averaged 3.6 points and 1.6 rebounds in 9.7 minutes.

Don't believe me? (http://www.nba.com/spurs/news/spurs_sign_glenn_robinson_050404.html)

chumdawg
04-05-2005, 12:15 AM
And people thought KVB had a chance to destroy team chemistry...

grndmstr_c
04-05-2005, 12:43 AM
Wow. That's really surprising. Robinson doesn't strike me as a Popovich kind of player. Could this be matchup motivated? Or is it just that they saw an opportunity to upgrade talent (irrespective of how bad that talent is defensively)?

dirno2000
04-05-2005, 12:50 AM
I think it's the latter. With Barry struggling, they're desperate for scoring off the bench...I don't see any way this works out for them...this move reeks of desperation.

bernardos70
04-05-2005, 01:25 AM
I don't believe it! Oh, the link............ oh sh*t. Wow, that's........ strange.

EricaLubarsky
04-05-2005, 02:42 AM
weirder things have happened. I cant name any, but Im sure they have.

Philly was desperate to get rid of the Groblin. The bizarre thing would be if he fit in.

http://images.ibsys.com/2001/0419/730738_200X150.jpg

MFFL41
04-05-2005, 09:41 AM
If you have to sign Glenn Robinson to help out, you're in trouble

dmakk
04-05-2005, 09:48 AM
Originally posted by: EricaLubarsky
weirder things have happened. I cant name any, but Im sure they have.

Philly was desperate to get rid of the Groblin. The bizarre thing would be if he fit in.

I think that had more to do with his horrible contract than anything else. I'm sure the Spurs would rather give him 10 MPG than Dion Glover. It's definitely a wierd move (much more than the KVH trade), but I wouldn't call it a bad one.

bo319
04-05-2005, 11:24 AM
Good move or bad move? That is yet to be determined. However Big Dog is not what I would think of as a Popovich player. He is and always has been a sieve on D. He may fill the Steve Smith roll of a designated shooter late in games or when they need some fast points. All I know is that if he is in the game and you have the ball...go to the man he is pretending to guard and you'll get a real good look.

rakesh.s
04-05-2005, 01:27 PM
I can think of at least a handful of teams that could've used this guy...he is still a 20 point scorer right? he is still 30 years old right?

I am a little surprised that no one else signed him..I can understand if his ankle was messed up, which is what the sixers had been saying but it appears that isn't the case.

EricaLubarsky
04-05-2005, 01:31 PM
He was just a Danny Fortson character in the lockerroom, who had some talent but also earned max-type money.

bartom
04-05-2005, 03:44 PM
Saw it on ESPN.COM with the headline: "Spurs sign Robinson for stretch run dog days". Not getting the pun, I thought they meant the Admiral was returning...and was briefly frightened.

TVI
04-06-2005, 11:06 PM
Big Dog will not be "the difference" on the Spurs, but he could fill a role, ala Steve Kerr. If Robinson comes in and saves a game for them in the playoffs, their front office is gonna look like geniuses.

sike
04-07-2005, 09:05 AM
the Spurs have a way of making these things work...we'll see.

MFFL41
04-07-2005, 12:23 PM
TVI and Sike, do you both live on other planets. If so which is better.

I think you should declare war on teh other's planet. That would be M-azing

TVI
04-07-2005, 05:38 PM
Originally posted by: MFFL41
TVI and Sike, do you both live on other planets. If so which is better.I guess I can infer that you think we're "out-of-this-world" because we see potential in this signing.

Stay tuned...

MFFL41
04-08-2005, 08:41 AM
I guess I can infer that you think we're "out-of-this-world" because we see potential in this signing.

Stay tuned...

No not really.