Boston Celtics reported to have worked out former Slam Dunk champion

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Three forwards apparently was not a large enough pool for Brad Stevens to fill out his final two roster spots. According to a report by SNY’s Ian Begley, the Boston Celtics have worked out 29-year-old former University of Michigan wing Glenn Robinson III.

The report comes just a day after The Athletic confirmed Boston will bring in both T.J. Warren and Lamar Stevens for a workout this week. Louis King was also included on the list of potential options, reported by HoopsHype.

Robinson III lasted played in a competitive NBA game on February 8, 2021, for the Sacramento Kings. The former Pacers’ No. 40 has played for six NBA organizations, starting in 32 regular season contests over three seasons in Indiana. After lifting the 2017 Slam Dunk Contest trophy at All-Star weekend, Robinson III suffered numerous injuries before bouncing around with four franchises.

The former No. 40 overall selection has amassed a 37% shooting percentage from the great beyond. That lands in the area that the Celtics would want if he is tasked with time off the bench. Unlike the former Cavalier Stevens, Robinson III would be a plus offensively while holding his own on the other end of the floor.

His most productive season on the offensive end was in Golden State when he shot 40% from the 3-point line and averaged nearly 13 points per game in 48 starts under a Steve Kerr-led team. With a six-foot-nine wingspan standing approximately 6-foot-6, the son of the former 1994 NBA first overall draft pick possesses quality size in what is going to be a limited role.

It is reported that both his former ball club the Golden State Warriors, and the C’s conference rival Milwaukee Bucks. Realistically, Boston could fill out the team with two of these four players. The more likely result is one of these players is going to win a spot, leaving a vacancy for another need closer to the campaign. The $6 million TPE via the Grant Williams sign-and-trade with the Dallas Mavericks would come to use in the buyout market. Due to the fact that he has not competed in the NBA in a while, it should not be a problem discussing how he may sit behind both Sam Hauser and Oshae Brissett.

Glenn Robinson III could be a solid Boston Celtics addition given his shooting history and jumping ability

Though he does not have a history of lighting up the Celts, Robinson III is someone who is seeking a chance that a team like the Boston Celtics could provide him. Not having competed on an NBA floor since 2021 raises some red flags, but the Indiana native is not even 30 years old. The individual who fills that role is not going to be asked to do a whole lot. The former King holds quality numbers in an area where Boston is bound to finish at the top of the league in.

It is up to the organization, but with his electric athleticism, there are bound to be a few highlight-reel plays in green and white if he is given the nod.