The Los Angeles Lakers and former Kansas forward Thomas Robinson on Wednesday agreed to a one-year deal, making the former KU force the final player on the Lakers roster for the 2016-17 season.
Robinson joins a full roster and even more crowded frontcourt that includes fellow former Jayhawk Tarik Black, who, in July, signed a two-year, $13 million deal to stay in Los Angeles.
Since being drafted No. 5 overall in the 2012 NBA Draft, Robinson, 25, has struggled to find a consistent home, bouncing around to now his sixth team in just four years. He played with the Brooklyn Nets a season ago and averaged 4.3 points and 5.1 rebounds in 77 games.
Originally drafted by the Sacramento Kings, Robinson was traded to the Houston Rockets during his rookie season and later went on to play for the Portland Trail Blazers before being traded again to the Philadelphia 76ers and eventually winding up in Brooklyn last season.
Robinson's signing was overshadowed somewhat by the Lakers agreeing to bring back former NBA standout and side show Metta World Peace. Adding both players put the Lakers at the maximum of 20 players heading into training camp. L.A. will have to trim that roster to 15 by the end of camp, which makes Robinson's addition less than a guarantee.