Shortly after February’s trade deadline, the Nets put in a claim on waived forward Thomas Robinson, and the expectation was that he’d join the team for the rest of the season. He even sent out an excited tweet and spoke with media members about the upcoming deal. But Robinson was snatched up by the 76ers shortly before the 5 P.M. waiver claim deadline, tweets were scrubbed, and Robinson had to fit into a new plan.
The Nets have long coveted Robinson, and according to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders, their interest hasn’t waned:
Brooklyn is showing interest in Thomas Robinson, per league source. He averaged 8.8 points, 7.7 boards in 18.5 minutes in Philly last year.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 1, 2015
The Nets could offer Robinson, who put up impressive numbers on an underwhelming 76ers team, up to three years and $10.6 million under the CBA.