The wait is almost over. Glenn Robinson III will return to game action for the first time with the Indiana Pacers this season.
After his first full practice with the team, Pacers Coach Nate McMillan said he looked great and much improved from last season.
Before the All-Star break, Robinson III played two games with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants as part of his rehab from ankle surgery. He struggled with his shot and finding rhythm, but showed some improved ability with the ball in his hands.
Robinson III, last year’s slam dunk champion, should provide a boost to the Pacers wing rotation at minimum for the remainder of the season.
Victor Oladipo struggled in the dunk contest on Saturday night’s All-Star festivities and actually had a better dunk in the All-Star game the next day, but one of his planned second-round dunks was revealed by Team Flight Brothers (the same group that worked with Robinson III last year) on Instagram and it would have been an easy 50.
No reason to describe it when you can just watch.
Unfortunately, Oladipo wasn’t able to make his first dunk and the Black Panther jam wasn’t completed to full effect. This one might have given the Pacers consecutive champions in the contest.
The Pacers also made the 10-day contract signing of Trey McKinney-Jones official. He is the first ever G-League/D-League player to earn a 10-day contract in team history.