Where Are They Now, 2009: Part 44
March 3rd, 2009
The results [result] are [is] in – one person likes these lists, no one said they didn’t, and everyone else absconded. That’s good enough for me, and the risk of alienating folks is minimal given that I seemingly have a readership of about 12 people, so here’s a long list of people called Robinson.
– I don’t mean this in a harsh way, but I’m not sure of what Antywane Robinson has done to earn training camp invites in back-to-back seasons. Robinson briefly made the rosters of both the Hawks in 2007 and the Sixers in 2008, but the season in between saw him average only 9.9 ppg and 5.6 rpg. An athletic and defensive-minded player he may be (and is), but those still aren’t impressive numbers for Antywane, particularly in the not-especially-competitive French league. Nevertheless, Antywane is back in France again this season, where his inability to spell his own name will help him blend in well with the French. A-Rob averages 11.1 points and 5.1 rebounds for Cholet.
– Bernard Robinson blew out his knee in training camp with the Nets in October 2007, and hasn’t played since.
– Brandon Robinson is in China. This means that good times will ensue. Brandon was also in China last year, where he averaged 22.7 ppg, 10.8 rpg, and 2.3 apg for the Shaanxi Dongshen Kylins. This year, for the same team again, Robinson has upped the scoring numbers, up to 25.7 ppg, 9.7 rpg and 2.3 apg. Is Brandon Robinson getting better, or is the Chinese league getting worse? Probably both. Also, for points per shot fans, that’s 1,052 points on 661 shots, for a 1.59 points per shot average. If Bra-Rob could up his three-point percentage from 32%, and his free throw shooting from 68%, he could shoot for the Radenovic.
– Cliff Robinson is retired, and forming a sports management company. As far as I can tell, he hasn’t been arrested since retirement.
– Dawan Robinson averages 10.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists for Prima Veroli in the Italian second division.
– Bulls fans who don’t like Eddie Robinson very much (of which there is more than one, although I’m not one of them) might enjoy this next entry. E-Rob was bought out of his Bulls contract in the summer of 2004. He has played for precisely two teams in the interim four and a half years – with the Hornets in the 2005 summer league, and a season with the Idaho Stampede in the D-League in 2006/07. At the latter, he torched the nets with a 15.6 ppg average, albeit with a less-than-sizzling 13% from three-point range, before being waived due to injury. At this point, Robinson has very little chance of rejoining the NBA, with any shot ruthlessly snuffed out by the introduction of the new dress code that outlaws inactive list players from wearing paisley sweaters. Or at least, I think it does.
– Frank Robinson has had a busy week, being waived from Olimpia Ljubljana in Slovenia and signing with EnBW Ludwigsburg in Germany. Robinson averaged 6.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in the EuroLeague for Ljubljana, which explains the lure of such an otherwise baffling basketball destination to the untrained eye.
– Glenn Robinson hasn’t been heard of for four years, after winning a ring with the Spurs. Not a bad ending to a career, all told.
– Former Heat guard Jamal Robinson finished off his career last year in Argentina.
– Finally, Nate Robinson has gone and gotten rather good.
I am continuously intrigued by the esoterica and minutiae of all the aspects of building a basketball team. I want to understand how to build the best basketball teams possible. No, I don’t know why, either.
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