Mar 30, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines forward Glenn Robinson III (1) grabs a rebound over Kentucky Wildcats forward Alex Poythress (22) in the first half of the finals of the midwest regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft Results: Minnesota Timberwolves select Glenn Robinson III No. 40 overall

Former Michigan Wolverines small forward Glenn Robinson III has name recognition. After all, the high-flying Robinson is the son of NBA All-Star Glenn Robinson (also known as “The Big Dog”), and with several instances of highlight reels dunks, rebounds and blocks last season in Ann Arbor, there was seemingly a great deal of momentum behind him as he headed into the 2014 NBA Draft. Unfortunately, it took Robinson quite a long time to come off the board, but when he did, it was with the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 40th overall selection.

The 6-foot-7 Robinson is an extremely athletic player, but that is the surest thing about him at the next level. His jump shot is inconsistent and erratic at best, and because he regularly disappears in games, there have been some questions about his “motor”, especially at the next level. Still, there were only a handful of players in this year’s class that could match Robinson athletically, and that makes this a worthwhile gamble for Minnesota.

On the bright side for Glenn Robinson, there could soon be an opening in the frontcourt for the Wolves as a result of a Kevin Love trade, but until then, he’ll be scratching and clawing to find a roster spot. For much of the process, it appeared as if Glenn Robinson III would be a borderline first round draft pick, but when the dust settled, he landed in a favorable situation despite his less than ideal slot on the final draft board.


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