Justin Robinson signs with OKC
Former Virginia Tech star Justin Robinson has signed a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Following an outstanding run in the G-League bubble, it is no surprise that Robinson has found himself a team for the stretch run of the NBA season. Robinson was one of the most impressive guards in the G-League bubble, averaging 15.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 6.0 assists. Robinson has also showed an ability to shoot 3s at a high percentage, shooting 40% from beyond the arc.
The Thunder find themselves in desperate need of guard help, with star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander out with a foot injury. Gilgeous-Alexander currently leads the Thunder in both points per game and assists per game. Lu Dort is also in concussion protocol for OKC.
Robinson will likely have an opportunity to get on the floor and make an impression right away. With Gilgeous-Alexander out, the Thunder have turned to rookie Theo Maledon as the only true point guard in the rotation. Maledon has found some success, but his season average of 3.3 assists leaves a lot to be desired. J-Rob will be an instant improvement in that category. Robinson will also find himself on the same roster as former Virginia guard Ty Jerome.
And one more thing: Its time to retire #5 in Cassell Coliseum.