Report: Sixers Claim Thomas Robinson Off Waivers, Blocking Nets From Signing Him

by February 24, 2015
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Thomas Robinson was all set to be headed to Brooklyn, but Sixers GM Sam Hinkie had other plans. The forward had an agreement in place with the Nets, but before he could clear waivers, Philadelphia claimed the former top-5 Draft pick. This deal will get the 76ers above the salary cap floor. But according to Adrian Wojnarowski, he still could be headed to Brooklyn. Per Woj:

It is still possible the Sixers could waive Robinson again soon, clearing the way for the Nets to sign him for the rest of the season and a possible playoff appearance.

The Sixers needed the sum of Robinson’s remaining salary to honor the obligations of the collective bargaining agreement that dictate a team needs to reach within 90 percent of the NBA’s salary floor before season’s end – or pay out that shortfall amount equally among the rest of the players on the roster.

Robinson’s $3,678,360 salary pushes the Sixers over the salary floor. Denver is no longer responsible for paying Robinson’s salary.

The Sixers can use Robinson to reach the salary then waive him again. Nevertheless, their initial plan is to keep Robinson and take a look at him in the short-term, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

What do you think, will the Sixers hang on to Robinson or waive him yet again?