Reaction, Analysis: Bucks adding Slam Dunk Champ, son of familiar face

Jan 8, 2020; San Francisco, California, USA: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports
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With just one preseason game left on the 2023 slate, the Milwaukee Bucks were not expected to bring in any more players outside of a recently freed-up two-way slot.

Well, sometimes you just have to expect the unexpected. According to The Athletic’s Eric Nehm, the Bucks have signed Glenn Robinson III to an Exhibit 10 contract. With Milwaukee’s standard roster currently full, Robinson does not have a guaranteed roster spot locked up. As highlighted in this article by Sportskeeda, “Exhibit 10 deals are usually non-guaranteed, which means the team can waive the player and get the cap hit off their payroll.”

Robinson III, a 2017 Slam Dunk Champ, has a little bit of familiarity with Milwaukee, as his father, Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson, was the top overall pick of the Bucks in the 1994 NBA Draft and played there for eight seasons.

Why did the Bucks add Glenn Robinson III?

Adding more wings has clearly been a priority for Milwaukee this off-season. It’s a bit late for the team to add one with just one single preseason game left, but perhaps they want to see what the 29-year-old has in the tank, having last played in the NBA in 2020-21. If he shows promise, they could aim to keep Robinson around in some capacity moving forward.

When he played, Robinson was known for being a springy 6-foot-6 wing who could shoot threes and play solid defense. The Bucks could always use another player like that on their roster, as the big wing defender role is still up for grabs. At 29 years old, Robinson is still fairly young, so it is not out of the question that he still has some juice left in the tank.

Ultimately, this isn’t a needle-tipping move, and Robinson may not even be on the roster for long. Still, it’s interesting to see that General Manager Jon Horst is always looking around to stack up on potential contributors, especially at a position that has question marks. The question now is who will the Bucks go after with their open two-way slot after waiving Omari Moore earlier this week.

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