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Thomas Robinson | Forward | #15

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/17/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 250
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (5) / SAC
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Thomas Robinson played just four minutes vs. Memphis with one assist and one turnover.
He picked up two quick fouls and that was the end of his night. Coach Luke Walton said before the game that he wanted to use the Tarik Black and Robinson combo going forward, but Timofey Mozgov was playing well tonight. Robinson's minutes should be back in the teens next time out, but he's just a dart throw in DFS for the time being. Jan 4 - 1:42 AM

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It seems likely that the Lakers will keep Thomas Robinson past Jan. 10, at which point his one-year contract becomes fully guaranteed.

Robinson has surprisingly become an important piece for the Lakers due to the injury to Larry Nance Jr. Robinson has played at least 16 minutes in five straight games and is averaging 7.4 points and 9.0 rebounds, while shooting 73.9 percent from the floor. When Nance returns, T-Rob will likely see his playing time reduced, but for now, he is a safe bet for 15-plus minutes a night.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 10:11:00 AM

Thomas Robinson played just 19 minutes on Thursday, but had eight points, 10 rebounds, a steal and a block in a 101-89 loss to the Mavericks, they're 12th straight loss to Dallas.

T-Rob is quietly hot, averaging 7.4 points, 9.0 rebounds and 0.6 blocks on 74 percent shooting over his last five games. However, he hasn't played more than 19 minutes in any of those, meaning it may be tough for him to keep up this pace of play in such limited action. He's more of a DFS punt flier than a season-long league add at this point.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 01:31:00 AM

Thomas Robinson scored seven points with 11 rebounds, one assist and a steal in Friday's loss to the Magic.

He hit 3-of-5 shots and did just enough for his DFS owners to hit value. Robinson usually produces when he gets the minutes, but he's not a pickup with Julius Randle (personal) expected back for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 09:59:00 PM

Thomas Robinson hit 3-of-4 shots for eight points, 12 rebounds and a block in 18 minutes of Thursday's 115-108 loss to the Heat.

He got some nice run due to Julius Randle being out for the birth of a child and played well when he was on the court tonight. It took some stones to take a flier on him in DFS tonight, as he hadn't appeared in the Lakers' last four games. And since Randle's expected back soon, forget about T-Rob for now.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 11:20:00 PM

With Julius Randle (hip) returning to the starting lineup, Thomas Robinson will return come off the bench on Tuesday vs. the Pelicans.

Robinson started at power forward in place of Randle on Sunday vs. Atlanta and had nine points and eight boards in just 15 minutes of action. Randle has yet to play more than 15 minutes in any game this season. T-Rob will compete for minutes with Larry Nance off the Lakers bench going forward. Robinson has limited fantasy value and can be left on waiver wires
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 06:49:00 PM

Thomas Robinson started at PF vs. the Hawks on Sunday and had nine points and eight boards in just 15 minutes of action.

T-Rob got the nod because coach Luke Walton wanted to go bigger tonight. He may have also wanted to keep his usual second-unit rotation intact, and the result was Brandon Ingram heading back to the bench. Larry Nance logged 32 minutes to limit Robinson's minutes, and with Randle day-to-day there's no obvious appeal here.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 12:47:00 AM

Thomas Robinson will start at PF for the Lakers on Sunday.

He'll be joined by Jose Calderon, Nick Young, Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov. It had been Brandon Ingram starting in the absence of Julius Randle (hip), but coach Luke Walton is opting for a bigger lineup vs. the Hawks tonight. Robinson is an interesting DFS punt play, but he's not assured big minutes with Ingram and Larry Nance both in the mix.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 09:26:00 PM

Thomas Robinson grabbed 10 rebounds in 16 minutes on Friday vs. the Warriors, adding six points, one block and one steal on 3-of-8 shooting.

Robinson has made two rare appearances in a row due to the injury to Julius Randle (hip). He's only getting minutes in the teens right now and didn't play well in his last outing, so he's not quite on the fantasy radar outside of very deep leagues.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 02:42:00 AM

Thomas Robinson has made the Lakers opening night roster.

Robinson hasn't lived up to the hype he generated coming into the league as the No. 5 overall pick in the 2012 draft. However, he did show flashes of promise last season with the Nets. And he impressed his new coach Luke Walton in training camp and the preseason. Walton said he is "shocked" that Robinson hasn't been able to stick on a roster for an extended period of time
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 05:15:00 PM

Thomas Robinson received no guaranteed money in his contract with the Lakers, according to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders.

It's common for training camp invites to get little to no guaranteed money, but this really speaks to how bare the market was for T-Rob's services. Although Los Angeles has a lot of frontcourt depth, Robinson's hustle and effort could give him an edge to make the final roster. He'll have to beat out several others, but it's not an impossible scenario. Fellow camp invitees Metta World Peace, Julian Jacobs and Travis Wear also received no guaranteed money in their deals.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 05:23:00 PM

The Lakers signed Thomas Robinson to a one-year deal.

The Truck finally gets a deal as one of the best forwards left on the market. Robinson had a handful of impressive games last year, including a streak of six double-doubles before a season-ending injury on Apr. 8. Even with the strong finish, Robinson will have to play extremely well in camp to earn minutes out of the gate.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 02:54:00 PM

The Suns, Pacers and Hawks are interested in free agent forward Thomas Robinson according to Amico Hoops.

We haven't heard much about Robinson this offseason, so his market value is probably pretty low. He did have a nice finish to the 2015-16 season with averages of 14.6 points and 12.3 rebounds in seven starts, but he shot just 44.7 percent from the field and 43.1 percent from the line on the season.
Source: Amico Hoops
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 11:43:00 AM

The Pistons could go after unrestricted free agent Thomas Robinson, according to David Mayo of MLive.com.

A Truck belongs in Detroit, right? Nickname references aside, the Pistons will likely need another power forward with Henry Ellenson needing a lot of work after one year at Marquette. Robinson wouldn't have much value because he'd likely only get minutes at power forward.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 04:17:00 AM

Thomas Robinson intends to opt out of his contract for the 2016-17 season.

It makes sense because the big man would've made just $1.05 million if he exercised his player option. Despite struggling for the majority of the season, Robinson thrived in seven starts down the stretch, averaging 14.6 points and 12.3 rebounds with six double-doubles. He's already been linked to the Spurs this summer, but expect several other suitors to emerge in the coming weeks.
Fri, Jun 10, 2016 10:46:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1D'Angelo Russell
2Jordan Clarkson
3Jose Calderon
4Marcelo Huertas
SG1Nick Young
2Lou Williams
SF1Luol Deng
2Brandon Ingram
3Metta World Peace
PF1Julius Randle
2Larry Nance
3Thomas Robinson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Tarik Black
3Ivica Zubac