Minnesota Timberwolves: 10 players you forgot played for the Wolves in the 2010s

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 10: Lance Stephenson #7 of the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 10: Lance Stephenson #7 of the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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10 players you forgot played for the Minnesota Timberwolves: Glenn Robinson III

Minnesota Timberwolves, Glenn Robinson
No, this is not Andrew Wiggins. It’s Glenn Robinson. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) /

86. . Wing. Minnesota Timberwolves. Glenn Robinson III. 9. player

  • Played in 25 games with Wolves in 2014-15
  • Averaged 1.2 points and 0.6 rebounds per game

This is a relatively recent one.

Glenn Robinson III was a second-round draft pick by the Wolves in 2014, selected No. 40 overall by Flip Saunders. In the same draft, Saunders picked Zach LaVine at No. 13, and Andrew Wiggins was the No. 1 overall pick by Cleveland prior to his being traded to the Wolves only weeks later.

Robinson made the Wolves out of training camp but played sparingly over the first few months of the season. He never went to the G League and instead collected dust on the bench with the big club, appearing in only 25 games and averaging just 4.3 minutes per contest when he did see the floor.

For some reason, the Wolves waived Robinson in March of 2015 in order to clear a roster spot for Justin Hamilton, a waiver claim from the New Orleans Pelicans. Hamilton had a solid balance of the season with the Wolves, averaging 9 points and 5.1 rebounds per game over 17 games and nine starts, but left for Brooklyn in free agency that summer. He hasn’t appeared in an NBA game since 2017.

Robinson, on the other hand, bounced from Philadelphia to Indiana, where he signed a multi-year deal and became part of the rotation almost immediately. He was a reserve role player on multiple decent Pacers squads that made the playoffs and were ousted in the first round, shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc in his career with Indiana.

He spent the 2018-19 season with Detroit and signed with Golden State last summer, where he received plenty of playing time for the atrocious Warriors. Robinson was traded to Philadelphia prior to the deadline, and his combined numbers so far during the 2019-20 season are career-bests: 11.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game with shooting splits of .486/.387/.867 (field goal, 3-point, and free throw percentages).