Robinson III, Burks Ready to Add to Sixers Roster
The Sixers added two new pieces at the NBA trade deadline, Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III should provide more Depth, shooting and spacing to the Sixers lineup.
Robinson made an efficient debut for the Sixers last night, scoring 10 points in 12 minutes of play on 5-of-6 shooting. Burks sat the game out because he didn't arrive in Philly until early Sunday morning.
"To see him come in here and score and play and have a feel of the slash – I’m excited to see him in the program and we know that he’s good people," Sixers head coach Brett Brown stated.
Robinson said he was alerted he was traded to Philadelphia on the plane coming back from New York to Oakland. So he finished that six hour flight, packed some stuff and head right back to the east coast.
Now that he is here in Philly, he is excited for what he adds to an already formidable roster.
"The important thing is to be able to space and to be able to cut with Ben and Embiid out there," Robinson III explained. "Those are two guys that do draw a lot of attention and just being able to feed off of that energy and off of their All-Star ability."
Burks took a red-eye to Philly and he along with the coaching staff decided to sit lasts night game out, but he knows his skill set can help this Sixers team.
"My initial reaction was that the 76ers were a great team out of the East and they had two players I get to play with, the superstars I get to play with,"
Both players are expected to be in action tomorrow night when the Sixers host the LA Clippers. The question is, what roles will they have, and how does it change the roles of others?
We'll get our first look at how the puzzles pieces all fit tomorrow.