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Saturday, December 24th, 2011 at 2:49 pm  |  16 responses

Nate Robinson, Thunder Reach Buyout Agreement


Oklahoma City had to cut its roster down to the maximum 15 players, and in order to do so, have waived Nate Robinson after reaching a buyout agreement. Yesterday, SI.com‘s Sam Amick reported Robinson was close to being bought out by the Thunder: ”Robinson is on the books for $4.5 million in the final year of his contract, but he opted to stay in his native Seattle during training camp and the preseason rather than endure a second season on the Thunder bench. Robinson’s agent, Aaron Goodwin, and Thunder general manager Sam Presti had been working toward a mutual agreement in recent weeks and it appears a resolution is being finalized. The 5-foot-9, 27-year-old Robinson will have some value on the free-agent market as a high-energy reserve and streak scorer, though some teams are wary of his maturity and he is eager to convince prospective suitors that he will be as focused and engaged as they would expect.”

The Thunder confirmed the move Saturday via the team’s Twitter account:

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  • Yesse

    Lakers? Please!

  • Heals

    Ironic as C’s fan to see this right next to Eddie being waived. I want Nate in the league, but I’m just worried cause he keeps getting shorter (no pun) runs with his “next” team. Eventually there won’t be that next team to sign him. Here’s to Nate finding a 2-3 year home for the new year…

  • Monkeyfntstc

    Please let him play :(
    I love that guy!

  • MookieBlaylock

    RAPTORS

  • http://www.aol.com wagers

    I just hope he gets minutes wherever he goes.

  • fizzbucket

    Kinda wish the Celts would pick him back up, he was a nice fit there, but they need centers and forwards more than PGs.

  • http://shinefluid@aol.com yada

    he would be good off the bench for any playoff team

  • deafballer

    I thought he did a pretty good job coming off the bench for boston so hopefully he can get a similar role to that…

  • max

    wouldnt he be perfect in dallas as a jj barea replacement?

  • http://www.aol.com wagers

    Cosign max 110%

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    He makes a few bonehead plays here and there, and he’s not a great defender but I think Nate is worthy of an NBA roster. Definitely think he was a good fit in Boston because he respected the vets and Doc there enough to stay in line. They should pick him back up cuz I’m not sold on Avery Bradley.

  • Gavin

    @MookieBlaylock
    Not every waived played can go to the raptors. And an Eddie House and Nate Robinson will not help the team at al.

  • Max

    As the clock hits 12 tomorrow the NBA season officially begins. Let’s take a look at the Christmas day match-ups. The winners and the losers.

    To read more go to http://www.nbathroughmyveins.wordpress.com

  • http://www.nba.com VanCityBBall

    reunite Shrek and Donkey in Orlando!

  • SikhWitIt

    Nate won’t be on waivers for long. He can help a lot of teams and I’m not sure where all these maturity concerns come from, he’s been on point since leaving New York. Lakers and Cs would be great fits.

  • Krieg Piccolo Smith

    I am very proud of Nate and I hope he gets picked up by Portland with Jamall Crawford. He still has a future in the NBA and talent to match. Enoy Adfonyaaa!

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