Lakers Showing Interest in Former Golden State Starter
November 29, 2020
Rob Pelinka and the Los Angeles Lakers showed interest in many big names across the league. They got several strong players this offseason, and the roster changes won’t stop here. This time LA goes after a veteran swingman.
Glenn Robinson III has attracted the attention of the reigning champions. Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Been was among the first to report on this potential move. The Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz have similar motives to sign the former Warriors starter.
“The Kings are one of four teams showing the most significant interest in free agent small forward Glenn Robinson III, league sources told The Sacramento Bee… The most likely suitors at this point appear to be the Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz, sources said. The Kings could be looking for depth on the wing after they declined to match Bogdan Bogdanovic’s offer from the Atlanta Hawks.”
Lakers show interest in Robinson for a reason
Robinson would definitely be a key bench player for Los Angeles. He has about 300 NBA games on his resume. The veteran started 103 of these games and spent most of his time with the Golden State. Robinson started 48 games for the Warriors and was averaging 12.9 points and 4.7 rebounds.
Records show that Robinson has been part of six different teams. He has career averages of 6 points and 2.6 rebounds. The Lakers could use his ability to hit from beyond the arc as he is shooting 37.3 percent from 3-point in his career.
Pelinka talked to media members about the post-Orlando era in LA. The front office didn’t just sit and do nothing. They were pretty busy and upgraded pretty much every position of need. The team kept key pieces on the roster.
“I think it’s easy to fall into complacency when you win a title and to just say, ‘Hey, let’s just run it back,’” Pelinka told reporters. “But at the same time, I think my school of thinking is always, let’s find ways we can become even better, every offseason let’s get better. I think we never want to just settle.”
Wesley Matthews, Dennis Schroder, Montrezl Harrell, and Marc Gasol signed with the Lakers in the offseason. LA re-signed KCP and Markieff Morris.
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.