The Golden State Warriors get an opportunity to share in a homecoming of sorts for Glenn Robinson III and Alec Burks when they host the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.
The salary cap-handcuffed Warriors signed Robinson and Burks as free agents over the summer in an attempt to replenish a roster that had undergone major changes in the wake of the team’s fifth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals in June.
The veterans turned out to be two of the best bargains of the offseason, with Robinson averaging career-bests in scoring and rebounds for Warriors, while Burks did the same in scoring and assists.
Robinson exploded for a season-best-tying 25 points in Tuesday’s showdown against the Los Angeles Lakers, while Burks has heated up over the previous three games, scoring in double figures in each while averaging 14.7 points and totaling seven 3-pointers. “We had some good moments. Obviously, Toronto is a championship team that has a lot of chemistry and they know how to win. For us it was a good step in the right direction, everybody just competing, and we can build off of this.”
The Warriors and 76ers met in Philadelphia in January, with the 76ers coming away with a 115-104 win.