Michigan forward Glenn Robinson III is projected to be a mid-to-late first round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. He's worked out with 6 NBA teams so far, and his stock appears to be slowly rising. Here's a walkthrough of what he's done so far.
First, let's clear up where Robinson will most likely land.
Glenn Robinson III said his agent is giving him a draft range of 17-25— Tony Jones (@Tjonessltrib) June 8, 2014
He started with the Atlanta Hawks on May 27. The Hawks own the 15th pick in the first round of the draft, and could use Robinson's high athletic ceiling. DeMarre Carrol holds down the small forward position in Atlanta as of today. He did a fine job last season, but isn't the answer in the long term. Robinson could be an excellent compliment to Kyle Korver's outside shooting, and could strengthen an already solid Hawks team. It may be a bit of a reach for Robinson to land at 15, but the Hawks are in the market to trade down and would be happy to land Robinson.
On May 30, he worked out with the Charlotte Hornets, and here's a little photo gallery of his workout. Charlotte has the 24th pick in the draft, which could be right in Robinson's wheelhouse. The potential fit isn't perfect because of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, but the Hornets have little other depth on the wings. If Robinson falls, he could be the best player available and a great pick.
Next were the Houston Rockets and the Phoenix Suns, two of the most exciting and offensive-oriented teams in the Western Conference. The Rockets have the 25th pick and the Suns pick at 13 and 27. There's not a lot of info about his workout with Houston, but he'd be in a great position to succeed. The Rockets have a great SF in Chandler Parsons, but he could provide some much-needed depth and defensive intensity on the wings.
According to Twitter, Robinson had a great workout with the Suns.
Another successful Suns pre-draft workout; Glenn Robinson III finished conditioning run first pic.twitter.com/FpXlokTrTt— Craig Grialou (@CraigAZSports) June 3, 2014
Atta way, Glenn! The Suns would be a perfect fit for Robinson, and the feeling seems mutual.
Glenn Robinson III was effusive in how much he loves @Suns style of play. Could picture himself running up & down in Hornacek's offense— Matt Petersen (@TheMattPetersen) June 3, 2014
Effusive! What a word. Robinson has a point: he'd be very effective in coach Jeff Hornacek's system. The Suns have done a great job developing raw, young talent, and Robinson could be yet another cog in their well-oiled offensive machine.
His most recent workouts have been with San Antonio and Utah. I would be baffled if he falls to the Spurs, so that's probably not going to happen. If it did, I can't think of a better team for a rookie. But the Jazz would be equally great because he would be reunited with ex-Michigan star Trey Burke.
Glenn Robinson III from Michigan spoke extensively about playing with Trey Burke in college, and that he would love to play with him again— Tony Jones (@Tjonessltrib) June 8, 2014
Glenn Robinson III on Trey Burke's success: "The way that he’s been able to stay humble just made the whole University of Michigan proud."— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) June 8, 2014
Robinson speaks very highly of Burke, and would be great value for the Jazz at 23.
He's stated plans to work out privately with Milwaukee and Chicago, and could potentially add more in these upcoming weeks.