The 76ers claimed Glenn Robinson III off waivers Saturday.

The rookie small forward had been released by the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday.

"Excited to have him," Sixers coach Brett Brown said. "We liked him. We paid attention to him in the draft. You know part of the plan is identifying young people, who have a chance to be keepers.

"He ticks a lot of boxes in regards to it kind of being a no-brainer on why we would be interested in him."

The 6-foot-7, 222-pounder was unable to get valuable playing time in Minnesota with Andrew Wiggins, Shabazz Muhammad and Chase Budinger in front of him.  As a result, he averaged 4.3 minutes, 1.2 points and 0.6 rebounds in 25 games with the Timberwolves. Robinson had only played in two games since the start of February.

His father Glen Robinson Jr. was a Sixers from July, 23, 2003 to Feb. 24, 2005.  He also won a championship with the San Antonio Spurs in 2005. At the time, Brown was a Spurs assistant coach.

“We look forward to having him,” Brown said.

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