One of the best players in history of Kansas basketball is making an attempt to return to the NBA. Former Jayhawks legend Thomas Robinson is giving it another shot this summer.
Robinson didn’t just become a fan favorite in Lawrence because of his difficult upbringing. The energetic forward constantly gave his team his best effort each contest.
In his junior season, Robinson averaged 17.7 points and 11.9 rebounds en route to a national championship appearance. He then declared for the 2012 NBA Draft, where he was taken fifth overall by the Sacramento Kings.
Although Robinson’s professional career hasn’t been very successful yet, the former Big 12 Player of the Year is making a comeback attempt.
JD Shaw of Hoops Rumors is reporting that Robinson will play with the Spurs in the NBA Summer League.
It could be one of final opportunities to show he can perform at the highest level.
Free agent forward Thomas Robinson has committed to summer league with the Spurs, he tells @HoopsRumors. Robinson holds several years of NBA experience with the Kings, Rockets, Blazers, Sixers, Nets and Lakers, most recently playing with G League Maine.
— JD Shaw (@JShawNBA) June 26, 2019
Robinson has played with the Kings, Rockets, Blazers, Sixers, Nets and Lakers thus far in his career. He last played in the NBA during the 2016-17 season, and has since spent time in Russia, China, and the G-League.
Despite spending years bouncing from team to team, the 28-year-old forward is still young enough to turn his career around.
Hopefully, Robinson can capitalize on his chance with San Antonio. After all, Gregg Popovich and his staff are quite skilled at developing talent.