Friday, March 4th, 2011 at 1:20 pm  |  20 responses

Nate Robinson to Miss 4-6 Weeks Following Knee Surgery

Lil’ Nate went under the knife to fix his ailing right knee, and he’ll be out of action for quite a bit of time. The Oklahoman reports: “Newly acquired Thunder guard Nate Robinson underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound guard out of Washington first experienced discomfort in the knee following Monday’s practice. Robinson and the team made the decision to proactively address the situation. ‘After consulting with our medical team, we have decided this is the best course of action to resolve the issue with certainty, and have Nate back on the court as we enter into the final stages of the season,’ Thunder general manager Sam Presti said in a statement. Robinson made his Thunder debut Wednesday night against Indiana, scoring six points and grabbing one rebound in eight minutes. Playing time was expected to be limited for Robinson, who was behind starters Russell Westbrook and Thabo Sefolosha, plus reserves James Harden, Eric Maynor and Daequan Cook at the guard position.”

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  • dsleepy

    that boston trade keeps looking better and better for the C’s. Ainge may have known what he was doing after all. who woulda thunk

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    So this is why they traded perk and nate.

  • hillbilly

    Good luck finding a replacement for that gaping hole in your offense, OKC. Nobody bricks ill-advised 3-pointers in transition quite like Nate Robinson. Nobody!

  • westeves25

    its been only 7 days since Ainge made the trade that pissed all of Boston off…. and everyday since, he’s looked more like amadeus in his reasoning behind it…. without the trade boston would now be without Perk for 2-3+ weeks and now 4-6+ weeks without Robinson…. one word…… WOW!!! Who would have known… Good Job Danny, Good Job

  • http://dodgers.com Joey E.

    jeez, what the hell? cant help but believe that the C’s knew something, but the Thunder could have said no. and they both passed their physicals

  • http://www.slamonline.com c_cantrell

    who gives a sh*t if they will be out for about a month.. that had nothing to do with why they got traded lol thats just ridiculous.. and when perk and nate are both healthy, all of yall will talking about much of a genious presti is and he must have known something,, morons.

  • Eddie

    Nah this isn’t indicative of any genius on Ainge’s part. Nate just knew he wouldn’t get much playing time so he decided to take a vacation and get some much needed R&R. Still Boston comes out smelling like roses.

  • Eddie

    And Cantrell, I can’t wait for the Thunder to be out in the second round.

  • http://www.slamonline.com c_cantrell

    the only team in the west that i believe is capable of knocking the thunder off in the 2nd round would be the lakers.. i believe the spurs would have a shot but also note that the spurs best offensive players (manu, parker, & duncan) will be guarded by the thunders best defensive players-which are also amoung the defensive elite at their postions-(thabo, westbrook, and perkins).. and also ibaka will be great on d down low in helping perk make it difficult for duncan and blair.. and the spurs have absolutely no one who can contain durant, or westbrook for that matter

  • ClydeSays

    It’s just coincidence, but it does make Ainge look pretty smart.

    I’ll be interested to see how the Thunder do in the playoffs without Green or Kristic. Now Westbrook & KD will be playing more of a 2 man game…

  • westeves25

    @ Cantrell Why you sound so mad…. everyone is entitled to an opinion even a crazy one like thinking the Thunder can make it out the second round when they have yet to win a single series…. and for the record…. the Thunder are 0-3 against the Spurs…

  • http://www.slamonline.com c_cantrell

    it was pretty much a 2 man game when green was there.. hardens role will now increase and he will help pick up the scoring load some, along with ibaka and to a lesser extent perkins also.. nate will also give a good offensive spark off the bench when he returns

  • http://www.slamonline.com c_cantrell

    how the hell do i sound mad? im not mad at all, im not even downing anyone else opinions.. im just stating mine and backing it up with facts.. thats it.. nothing more, nothing less bud

  • HeavenCent

    @c_cantrell 3-0 Spurs season series would seem to give them more than a shot. Plus you’re talking about former champions who are tearing up the league (including the Thunder) vs. a very young team with very limited postseason experience. So yeah, the Thunder might have a chance to win a game or two…

  • http://www.slamonline.com c_cantrell

    the spurs are having a sensational season, no doubt.. but i seriously believe the thunder can handle them.. the only team i can see giving the thunder serious trouble would be the lakers

  • http://slamonline Brion

    your always so quick to call people morons and idiots all the time.

  • ripslam

    Another Thunder article completely by cantrell’s bullheadedness. If you recall the Spurs are 3-0 against OKC. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. On a related note, Jeff Green posted 21 points tonight.

  • thalilbigkahuna

    Using the fact that the Spurs are 3-0 against the Thunder in the regular season as proof that they would beat them in a series is a bit ridiculous. Does anyone remember when Cleveland played the Spurs in the Finals a couple of years ago? Cleveland swept San Antonio in their regular season games, and then proceeded to get swept in the Finals. I think San Antonio vs. OKC would be a very competitive series, and I’m not sure who would win, but I think that people should be wary of using a team’s regular season record to predict their playoff performance. Just a thought.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    bullheadedness?? im just stating my opinion bro, and backing it up with the appropiate facts.. and the regular season record means nothing in the playoff, as thalilbigkahuna mentioned my friend.. but green had 21? nice, nice

  • http://google c_cantrell

    well if someone really believes that stupid sh*t that they were talking about in the first few comments, then i couldnt be quick enough to call them an idiot or a moron.. its just pure ignorance