Brooklyn Nets: Quarter Season Review

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Thomas Robinson

Statistics: 22 GP, 10.9 MIN, 3.5 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 0.1 APG, 0.7 BPG, 53% FG%, 14.79 PER

One word to describe his season: Energetic

Thomas Robinson fits the “energy bench player” role perfectly.

The high-flying 24-year-old has already become a fan favorite in Brooklyn. When he’s on the floor, you can feel the anticipation in the entire arena, waiting for an explosive dunk or block. He brought energy and athleticism to a team that really needed it this offseason, and so far this signing has to be considered a success.

Robinson will never live up to the expectations he had as the fifth overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. He’s on his fifth team already in his young career for a reason. However, Robinson has done an admirable job adjusting his game. He doesn’t try to be something he isn’t – he recognized how he’ll make a living in the NBA, and has dedicated himself to doing so. He’s never going to be an all-star caliber, double-double machine. But he can be a productive role player, and that’s what he’s brought to the table for Brooklyn this season.

After signing a minimum contract this offseason, Robinson is setting himself up for a bit of a payday. He won’t get an enormous amount of money, but with the cap rising and every team needing a guy like Robinson, he’s going to earn some money. The way this season has gone so far, let’s hope it’s with the Nets.