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Thomas Robinson

26-Year-Old    C,PF    Los Angeles Lakers

2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

5.0

REB

4.6

AST

0.6

STL

0.5

BLK

0.2

2016 NBA ROS Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

It once looked as though Robinson, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, would wash out of the league after largely unsuccessful stints with the Kings, Rockets, Trail Blazers and 76ers, but he provided some signs of optimism about his future while excelling with the ...

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HT: 6' 10"   WT: 237 lbs   DOB: 3/17/1991  College: Kansas   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #5 Overall in 2012   Show ContractHide Contract

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Thomas Robinson Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with the Lakers in September of 2016.

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Robinson supplied 12 points (6-9 FG) and three rebounds across 14 minutes in a 119-104 loss to the Timberwolves on Thursday.

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Thomas Robinson NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2012-13 21 HOU 19 13.0 4.5 4.1 0.5 0.8 0.3 0.0 44.9 42.1 1.2 1.6 2.5 0.1 0.0 1.8 4.1 0.8 2.0
2012-13 21 SAC 51 15.9 4.8 4.7 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.0 42.4 57.7 1.3 1.8 2.9 0.0 0.0 2.0 4.8 0.8 1.4
2012-13 21 HOU/SAC 70 15.1 4.8 4.5 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.0 43.0 52.3 1.3 1.7 2.8 0.0 0.0 2.0 4.6 0.8 1.6
2013-14 22 POR 70 12.5 4.8 4.4 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.0 48.1 56.4 0.8 1.5 2.9 0.0 0.0 2.0 4.2 0.8 1.4
2014-15 23 PHI 22 18.5 8.8 7.7 1.1 0.7 0.4 0.0 46.7 60.3 1.2 2.8 4.9 0.1 0.0 3.6 7.7 1.6 2.6
2014-15 23 POR 32 12.2 3.6 4.2 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.0 51.6 43.8 1.0 1.0 3.1 0.0 0.0 1.5 2.8 0.7 1.5
2014-15 23 PHI/POR 54 14.8 5.7 5.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.0 48.5 52.8 1.1 1.8 3.9 0.0 0.0 2.3 4.8 1.0 2.0
2015-16 24 BKN 71 12.9 4.3 5.1 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.0 44.7 43.1 1.0 1.9 3.1 0.0 0.0 1.8 4.1 0.7 1.5
2016-17 25 LAL 48 11.7 5.0 4.6 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.0 53.6 47.0 1.0 1.8 2.9 0.0 0.0 2.2 4.1 0.6 1.4
2016-17 Projections 26 LAL 65 15.0 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Thomas Robinson

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Thomas Robinson NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 16.6 7.4 5.6 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0 53.3 45.5 2.2 1.4 4.2 0.0 0.0 3.2 6.0 1.0 2.2
Last 10 Games 10 15.4 9.5 5.8 0.8 0.5 0.0 0.0 56.2 48.1 1.8 2.1 3.7 0.1 0.0 4.1 7.3 1.3 2.7
Last 20 Games 20 11.5 6.3 4.2 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.0 56.1 48.5 1.2 1.4 2.8 0.1 0.0 2.8 4.9 0.8 1.7

 

2016-17 NBA Game Log   Thomas Robinson
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 12 @GSW 109-94 18 4 4 1 0 0 4 2 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 1
Apr 11 NOP 108-96 14 10 5 1 1 0 1 4 5 2 4 0 0 1 4 2
Apr 9 MIN 110-109 18 7 7 1 0 0 3 3 6 1 1 0 0 0 7 3
Apr 7 SAC 98-94 14 9 5 0 0 0 1 4 6 1 4 0 0 2 3 1
Apr 5 @SAS 95-102 19 7 7 0 2 0 2 3 8 1 2 0 0 2 5 3
Apr 2 MEM 108-103 20 12 10 1 1 0 2 5 9 2 5 0 0 5 5 2
Apr 1 @LAC 115-104 22 16 9 3 1 0 1 7 15 2 5 0 1 5 4 1
Mar 30 @MIN 119-104 14 12 3 0 0 0 3 6 9 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
Mar 28 WAS 108-119 Did Not Play
Mar 26 POR 81-97 Did Not Play
Mar 24 MIN 130-119 Did Not Play
Mar 21 LAC 109-133 10 16 6 1 0 0 0 7 8 2 2 0 0 2 4 2
Mar 19 CLE 120-125 Did Not Play
Mar 17 MIL 103-107 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 4 0 0 1 1 1
Mar 15 @HOU 139-100 5 6 1 0 0 0 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 1
Mar 13 @DEN 129-101 Did Not Play
Mar 12 PHI 116-118 Did Not Play
Mar 9 @PHO 110-122 Did Not Play
Mar 7 @DAL 122-111 8 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 2
Mar 5 NOP 97-105 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Mar 3 BOS 95-115 Did Not Play
Feb 28 CHA 104-109 Did Not Play
Feb 26 SAS 98-119 17 9 8 0 4 0 2 4 7 1 2 0 0 4 4 0
Feb 24 @OKC 110-93 Did Not Play
Feb 15 @PHO 137-101 Did Not Play
Feb 14 SAC 96-97 Did Not Play
Feb 10 @MIL 114-122 Did Not Play
Feb 8 @DET 121-102 Did Not Play
Feb 6 @NYK 107-121 Did Not Play
Feb 3 @BOS 113-107 Did Not Play
Feb 2 @WAS 116-108 Did Not Play
Jan 31 DEN 120-116 Did Not Play
Jan 26 @UTA 96-88 Did Not Play
Jan 25 @POR 105-98 Did Not Play
Jan 22 @DAL 122-73 6 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Jan 20 IND 108-95 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Jan 17 DEN 121-127 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 15 DET 97-102 Did Not Play
Jan 14 @LAC 113-97 9 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 3 1
Jan 12 @SAS 134-94 10 4 3 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 2
Jan 10 POR 87-108 16 8 2 2 0 1 1 4 6 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Jan 8 ORL 111-95 10 4 6 0 1 1 1 2 5 0 0 0 0 2 4 2
Jan 6 MIA 127-100 17 7 9 1 2 0 2 3 5 1 6 0 0 3 6 4
Jan 5 @POR 118-109 15 6 5 2 2 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 3 2 2
Jan 3 MEM 116-102 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 1 TOR 114-123 17 12 9 2 1 0 1 6 9 0 0 0 0 7 2 2
Dec 29 DAL 89-101 19 8 10 0 1 1 2 4 5 0 0 0 0 4 6 3
Dec 27 UTA 100-102 18 10 3 0 1 0 1 5 6 0 0 0 0 1 2 2
Dec 25 LAC 111-102 16 4 9 1 0 0 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 7 3
Dec 23 @ORL 109-90 19 7 11 1 0 1 1 3 5 1 2 0 0 5 6 1
Dec 22 @MIA 115-107 18 8 12 2 0 1 1 3 4 2 2 0 0 5 7 2
Dec 20 @CHA 117-113 Did Not Play
Dec 17 @CLE 119-108 Did Not Play
Dec 16 @PHI 89-100 Did Not Play
Dec 14 @BKN 107-97 Did Not Play
Dec 12 @SAC 116-92 19 4 6 1 3 2 2 2 5 0 0 0 0 3 3 0
Dec 11 NYK 112-118 11 4 4 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 2
Dec 9 PHO 115-119 11 5 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 4 0 0 2 3 1
Dec 7 @HOU 134-95 15 2 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 4 0 0 1 3 2
Dec 5 UTA 101-107 16 3 6 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 1 5 4
Dec 3 @MEM 103-100 12 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
Dec 2 @TOR 113-80 10 4 4 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 4 0 0 2 2 0
Nov 30 @CHI 90-96 9 2 6 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 1
Nov 29 @NOP 105-88 10 6 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 4 0 0 1 1 1
Nov 27 ATL 109-94 15 9 8 0 0 0 1 4 11 1 2 0 0 5 3 1
Nov 25 GSW 85-109 16 6 10 0 1 1 1 3 8 0 2 0 0 3 7 3
Nov 23 @GSW 149-106 12 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Nov 22 OKC 111-109 Did Not Play
Nov 20 CHI 110-118 Did Not Play
Nov 18 SAS 107-116 Did Not Play
Nov 15 BKN 125-118 Did Not Play
Nov 13 @MIN 125-99 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Nov 12 @NOP 99-126 7 4 4 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
Nov 10 @SAC 91-101 Did Not Play
Nov 8 DAL 97-109 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 6 PHO 119-108 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Nov 4 GSW 117-97 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 2 @ATL 116-123 Did Not Play
Nov 1 @IND 115-108 Did Not Play
Oct 30 @OKC 113-96 Did Not Play
Oct 28 @UTA 96-89 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Oct 26 HOU 120-114 Did Not Play
Thomas Robinson Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Thomas Robinson – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#5 Center
Also Listed As:  #6 Power Forward

1.  Brook Lopez

2.  Ivica Zubac

3.  Julius Randle

4.  Tarik Black

5.  Thomas Robinson

Los Angeles Lakers

True Shooting Percentage

53.5%

True Shooting % in 2016-17

In 2016-17, Thomas Robinson has a true shooting percentage of 53.5%.

Projected True Shooting % in 2016-17

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Thomas Robinson NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2012-13 21 HOU 19 36.0 12.5 11.2 1.5 2.3 0.7 0.0 44.9 42.1 3.4 4.4 6.9 0.1 0.0 5.1 11.4 2.3 5.5
2012-13 21 SAC 51 36.0 11.0 10.6 1.6 1.1 0.9 0.0 42.4 57.7 2.9 4.1 6.5 0.0 0.0 4.6 10.8 1.8 3.2
2012-13 21 HOU/SAC 70 36.0 11.4 10.7 1.6 1.4 0.9 0.0 43.0 52.3 3.0 4.2 6.6 0.0 0.0 4.7 10.9 1.9 3.7
2013-14 22 POR 70 36.0 14.0 12.7 1.4 0.9 0.8 0.0 48.1 56.4 2.4 4.3 8.3 0.0 0.0 5.8 12.1 2.4 4.2
2014-15 23 PHI 22 36.0 17.1 15.0 2.1 1.4 0.8 0.0 46.7 60.3 2.3 5.5 9.6 0.2 0.0 7.0 14.9 3.1 5.1
2014-15 23 POR 32 36.0 10.6 12.2 0.8 1.5 1.0 0.0 51.6 43.8 3.0 3.0 9.2 0.0 0.0 4.3 8.4 1.9 4.4
2014-15 23 PHI/POR 54 36.0 13.9 13.7 1.5 1.4 0.9 0.0 48.5 52.8 2.7 4.3 9.4 0.1 0.0 5.7 11.7 2.5 4.8
2015-16 24 BKN 71 36.0 12.1 14.1 1.8 1.5 1.4 0.0 44.7 43.1 2.7 5.3 8.8 0.0 0.0 5.1 11.4 1.8 4.3
2016-17 25 LAL 48 36.0 15.5 14.3 2.0 1.7 0.6 0.0 53.6 47.0 3.0 5.4 8.9 0.1 0.0 6.8 12.6 2.0 4.2
2016-17 Projections 26 LAL 65 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Thomas Robinson

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Thomas Robinson NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2012-13 21 HOU 19 247 86 77 10 16 5 0 44.9 42.1 23 30 47 1 0.0 35 78 16 38
2012-13 21 SAC 51 809 247 238 36 25 21 0 42.4 57.7 65 92 146 0 0.0 103 243 41 71
2012-13 21 HOU/SAC 70 1056 333 315 46 41 26 0 43.0 52.3 88 122 193 1 0.0 138 321 57 109
2013-14 22 POR 70 873 339 307 34 23 20 0 48.1 56.4 57 105 202 1 0.0 141 293 57 101
2014-15 23 PHI 22 407 193 170 24 16 9 0 46.7 60.3 26 62 108 2 0.0 79 169 35 58
2014-15 23 POR 32 391 115 133 9 16 11 0 51.6 43.8 33 33 100 0 0.0 47 91 21 48
2014-15 23 PHI/POR 54 798 308 303 33 32 20 0 48.5 52.8 59 95 208 2 0.0 126 260 56 106
2015-16 24 BKN 71 917 307 359 46 39 36 0 44.7 43.1 69 136 223 1 0.0 130 291 47 109
2016-17 25 LAL 48 560 241 223 31 26 9 0 53.6 47.0 46 84 139 1 0.0 105 196 31 66
2016-17 Projections 26 LAL 65 975 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Thomas Robinson

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Thomas Robinson NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2012-13 21 HOU 19 13.0 45.4 44.9 7.8 18.0 0.4 5.6
2012-13 21 SAC 51 15.9 45.0 42.4 9.6 17.3 0.6 6.5
2012-13 21 HOU/SAC 70 15.1 45.1 43.0 9.1 17.5 0.5 6.3
2013-14 22 POR 70 12.5 50.2 48.1 7.9 13.3 0.6 6.7
2014-15 23 PHI 22 18.5 49.6 46.7 9.8 10.6 0.9 12.4
2014-15 23 POR 32 12.2 51.3 51.6 5.8 21.4 0.3 5.6
2014-15 23 PHI/POR 54 14.8 50.2 48.5 8.3 14.8 0.6 8.4
2015-16 24 BKN 71 12.9 45.3 44.7 10.1 15.2 0.7 7.0
2016-17 25 LAL 48 11.7 53.5 53.6 10.3 15.2 0.7 7.5
2016-17 Projections 26 LAL 65 15.0 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Thomas Robinson

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Thomas Robinson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Robinson posted 16 points (7-8 FG, 2-2 FT), six rebounds and one assist across 10 minutes in Tuesday's 133-109 loss to the Clippers.

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Robinson (illness) will dress for Friday's game against the Celtics, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

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Robinson (illness) went through warmups, but won't play Tuesday against the Hornets, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

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Robinson was sent home from the Lakers' shootaround due to flu-like symptoms and is considered questionable to play Tuesday night against the Hornets, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

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Robinson supplied nine points (4-7 FG, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds, and four steals in 17 minutes during Sunday's 119-98 loss to the Spurs.

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Robinson (coach's decision) was inactive for Thursday's 116-108 loss to the Wizards.

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Robinson put up four points (2-2 FG), three rebounds and two assists across 10 minutes in a 134-94 loss to the Spurs on Thursday.

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Robinson totaled 10 points (5-6 FG), three rebounds and one steal across 18 minutes during a 102-100 loss to the Jazz on Tuesday.

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Robinson tallied four points (2-5 FG), six rebounds, three steals, two blocks and one assist across 19 minutes in Monday's 116-92 loss to the Kings.

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Robinson is expected to come off the bench in Tuesday's game against the Pelicans, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports.

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Robinson started at power forward and supplied nine points (4-11 FG, 1-2 FT) and eight rebounds across 15 minutes in Sunday's 109-94 win over the Hawks.

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Robinson will start at power forward in Sunday's game against the Hawks, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports.

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2015-16

After bouncing around the league in his first three seasons in the NBA, Robinson signed a two-year deal with the Nets in July. His one discernible skill in the NBA is volume rebounding, but Robinson is limited in pretty much every other facet of the game. He began last season playing for the Trail Blazers before getting traded to the Sixers, where he finished the season playing 22 games off the bench, averaging 8.8 points, 7.7 rebounds. 1.1 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.4 blocks in 19 minutes per game while shooting 52 percent from the field (on 2.8 attempts per game) and 44 percent from the line. Robinson underwent surgery to repair a slight tear in the meniscus of his left knee in the middle of July. The Nets have Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young starting in the frontcourt, and Joe Johnson will likely see time at power forward in small-ball lineups, leaving less time in the big-man rotation for Robinson off the bench. If the Nets fall prey to injuries, Robinson could be a decent contributor in rebounds, but with his value largely tied to his contributions in that singular category, his prospects in fantasy for the 2015-16 season look tepid at best.

2014-15

In his second NBA season, and first with the Blazers, Thomas Robinson's propensity to stop the ball kept his workload in check, but he still managed to take the floor on 70 occasions, recording 4.8 points (on 48-percent shooting) and 4.4 rebounds in 13 minutes. His offseason workouts at the team's practice facility have included training him to make a prompt decision upon catching the ball, with the prudent calls being to shoot or pass instead of holding it. If he can master, or at least become proficient in developing his basketball IQ in coach Terry Stotts' "flow" offense, Robinson should be in line to experience a bump in playing time. In an unfortunate turn of events, Robinson's stay in the Las Vegas Summer League was abbreviated due to a torn ligament in his right thumb, which required surgery. A full recovery is expected by training camp, and he'll be given the chance to stake his claim as LaMarcus Aldridge's primary reserve.

2012-13

The Kings took Robinson with the fifth pick in this offseason’s draft and many projected him starting for the Kings this upcoming season. Management must have felt Robinson wasn’t ready to handle that role as they re-signed veteran forward Jason Thompson to a multi-year deal, pushing Robinson to a backup role for his rookie campaign. At 6-10, Robinson is classified as a power forward with a “high motor.” His ability to grab boards will likely translate instantly at the pro level and the offense will eventually catch up with him as well. His senior year shooting percentages (50.5 shooting percentage, 68.2 free throw percentage) are right around the league averages for big men. His playing time will likely be capped around 20 minutes to start the season, but if Robinson impresses right off the bat, he may find himself with a larger role as the season progresses.