By Mel Baxter
The NBA trade deadline is only two days away and the Sixers obviously need to make a move.
There’s a lot of buzz that the Warriors’ shooting guard/small forward Glenn Robinson III has gotten most of their attention.
Robinson, the 40th pick of the 2014 NBA Draft, is in his first year with the Dubs on a two-year deal. In 47 games (47 starts), the 26-year-old is putting up 12.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.7 assists across 31.6 minutes.
The Sixers and Houston Rockets have reportedly inquired about Robinson’s availability.
He’s shooting 47.8 percent from the field and 39.8 percent from deep for the Warriors.
Over the past few years, the Sixers have been very aggressive in shaping their roster. They had to let go of JJ Redick and Landry Shamet — sacrifices that needed to be done but created a big void in terms of depth and shooting. Now, they’re looking to fill in that gap with a shooter like Robinson.
A trade involving the Warriors’ athletic forward will likely involve multiple teams and packages. There are strong rumors involving the availability of Rockets center Clint Capela. There’s a strong feeling, too, that Al Horford might be on the trade block. Somewhere along the way, Robinson’s name might crop up.