The contested Philadelphia 76ers trying to improve their playoff position landed on Glenn Robinson III in a deal with the Golden State Warriors early Thursday morning, guarding Alec Burks, according to ESPN.
The Warriors, who are looking for supplies for next year and beyond to get Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson back on their feet, received a selection for the second round in 2020 through the Dallas Mavericks, a selection for the second round in 2021 with the Denver Nuggets and a selection for the second round of 2022 through the Toronto Raptors, league sources said on the website.
The 76s have lost three games in a row and are 31-20 in number 5 in the Indiana Pacers. Philadelphia is also working on additional trades to create roster points needed to add Burks and Robinson III. If the 76ers cannot close a trade before Thursday, 3:00 p.m., they have to do without two players.
It's been a tough season for the league's worst 12-40 warriors, blown out by the Nets in central Barclays, Golden State, on Wednesday night. He hopes Stephen Curry (broken hand) can return to the lineup sometime in March. Klay Thompson, who is recovering from a cruciate ligament rupture that he suffered last season in the sixth game of the NBA final, will be scored again after the All-Star break.
Robinson and Burks have played well and have given veteran leadership to the Short-Handed Warriors, and are expected to give the 76ers bank a boost.
Robinson, a six-year-old NBA veteran, averages 12.9 points in 31.6 minutes this season. It shoots 48.1 percent from the field and 40 percent from a 3-point range. Burks, who has been in the league for nine seasons, averages 16.1 points in 29 minutes and shoots 40.6 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from the 3-point range.
"Hard night to go out and play," said Golden State coach Steve Kerr before the deal closed. “Two of our leaders, older statesmen, people who are really popular in the locker room. It is quite difficult for the team to find out whether the two boys are most likely to be traded. … Not a great way to prepare for a game when something like this happens. "