payitforward wrote:AWIZZINGBULLET wrote:nate33 wrote:We don't yet know the nature of the commitment. The only article I read was that he was signed to a contract "with guarantees".
That might just be something like a vet minimum deal with team options on year 2 and year 3, but $250,000 of year 1 is guaranteed even if he gets cut.
That gives Robinson a rationale to sign this early rather than try out for multiple other teams. Meanwhile, if he pans out, the Wizards lock in the cheapest salary possible for the longest period possible.
...from a 'shoring up an area of weakness from last season' standpoint, I don't see it as the most impactful signing that the Wizards' could have made; Robinson doesn't look overly-committed to playing great defense, and I thought getting better at defending the perimeter (especially from the bench), was a very, big necessity heading into next season....
First comes the draft, then you try to find someone undrafted -- but it doesn't end there!
Did you have your eye on someone undrafted that you think we missed on?
Shamorie Ponds, for sure. I don't know if the steals translate to the NBA, but why not give him a shot at PG; he's a proven scorer, with a high steals rate while at St. John's. I think the Wizards' missed if they didn't extend him the opportunity to tryout with them over the summer.
I like Armoni Brooks though, from what I've seen on him.