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Ranking all of Steph’s teammates: #31 — Glenn Robinson III

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Another good Warrior on a horrid team.

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During his time with the Golden State Warriors, Steph Curry has had 106 teammates who have appeared in at least one game. Some played in exactly one game, while others played in hundreds. Some never actually played in a game that Curry was active for, while others formed historically great partnerships with him.

And I’m ranking all 106 of them before a new season starts and he adds to the tally. Better get a move on.

Players are ranked — and stats are shown — based only on their time as Curry’s teammate. How good/bad they were in other organizations doesn’t matter. How good/bad they were on pre-2009-10 Warriors teams doesn’t matter.


#31 — Glenn Robinson III

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Games: 48 (T-52nd out of 106)
Points per game: 12.9 (T-15th out of 106)
Rebounds per game: 4.7 (T-18th out of 106)
Assists per game: 1.8 (T-35th out of 106)

Coming in at No. 32 on the list was Alec Burks, and you can pretty much just read that article to explain why Glenn Robinson III received essentially the same ranking.

The came to the Warriors for the same reasons, to fill similar roles. They instantly had their roles expanded, were asked to do more than they should, and handled it pretty well. They played the same number of games. They accumulated nearly identical stats. They were both traded at the deadline to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Burks actually had slightly better per-game stats than Robinson, but Robinson was a much more efficient scorer, thanks in large part to making a clean 40.0% of his shots from beyond the arc.

The same negatives apply: he wasn’t a good defensive player, the offense didn’t do anything special with him on the court, and he was asked to be much more of a central figure on the team than he ever should have been. There’s a reason the Warriors sung his praises when they traded him, and there’s a reason there were no rumors of a reunion this offseason when the Warriors needed depth on the wing and he was available for cheap.

Like Burks, it would’ve been fun to see Robinson actually get some significant run next to Curry, but instead he’ll be remembered — or forgotten — for being one of the few bright spots on one of the worst Warriors teams, in the middle of a dynastic streak.

With only 30 players left, I’m going to start listing the remaining names in alphabetic order, to help out with determining whether someone is properly ranked. Here they are:

Kelenna Azubuike, Leandro Barbosa, Harrison Barnes, Jordan Bell, Andrew Bogut, Willie Cauley-Stein, Marquese Chriss, DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Durant, Monta Ellis, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Jarrett Jack, Carl Landry, Damion Lee, David Lee, Jeremy Lin, Shaun Livingston, Kevon Looney, Corey Maggette, JaVale McGee, Zaza Pachulia, Eric Paschall, Nate Robinson, Brandon Rush, D’Angelo Russell, Klay Thompson, David West, Andrew Wiggins, Dorell Wright

Poll

What do you think of Glenn Robinson III’s ranking?

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  • 32%
    He was better than #31
    (29 votes)
  • 43%
    #31 is about right
    (39 votes)
  • 23%
    He was worse than #31
    (21 votes)
89 votes total Vote Now