Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 at 6:34 pm  |  17 responses

Report: Nate Robinson Close to Signing With Warriors

After being bought out by the Thunder, free agent guard Nate Robinson appears to be close to signing a deal with the Golden State Warriors. The energetic Robinson was said to have drawn interest from a handful of teams, but Bay Area News Group Warriors beat writer Marcus Thompson reports today: “Warriors are close to signing free agent guard Nate Robinson, multiple sources confirmed. Robinson could sign as soon as Wednesday and join the team Friday in Los Angeles. The sixth year guard started last season with Boston, appearing in 55 games and averaging 7.1 points in 17.9 minutes. But he was traded to Oklahoma City, where he totaled just 30 minutes in four appearances. For his career, Robinson averages 11.3 points in 23 minutes. He gained national fame by winning two slam dunk contests at 5-foot-9.”

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  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    I like it. No PT for him, but I like it. If Nelly was there still he would start Robinson at PG, Curry at SG, and Monta at SF.

  • http://twitter.com/alapatrick alapatrick

    Didn’t he win 3?

  • Heals

    Awesome. Good fit system wise, coach wise and most importantly fan wise. They’ll erupt for anything Nate does in the Bay Area…

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    Remember Curry’s ankles are weak..

  • Ldub20

    @Lakeshow. no way they would “start” that line up. Youre talking about about a group of guards (with no defense, no size, no rebounding abilities). Hes good off the bench but trying to start those 3 would be crazy. you gonna move wright to 4 and lee at 5? or lee at 4 and biedrins at 5? either way…it wouldnt make any sense.

  • william

    Nate Robinson won 3 dunk contests, 2006,2009, and 2010. I hope he’s in starting lineup. he’s an allstar in my opinion.

  • Bill Sunday

    Sure why not. We could use another guard. (:

  • Liam (in Australia)

    Because Golden State dosen’t have enough shot-first guards anyway…

  • http://www.point3basketball.com POINT 3 Basketball

    The Warriors decided long ago to try to win basketball games without devoting any meaningful number of roster spots to guys who “play big.” It’s been years since they had an effective shot blocker or low-post scorer. Adding Nate is consistent with their devotion to small, quick perimeter players.

  • shawnkemp4prez

    Of all the teams in the league, Golden State probably needs him least. Wow.

  • Clutch2142

    ^ agree but curry will miss like half of the games

  • Heals

    I’m nearly positive LS was joking cause Nellie used to run wildly small line-ups and just play with his foot on the gas…

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    How do you not get a simple Nellie ball joke Ldub, common, “you betta than that.” Do need to spell that one out too?

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    it’s kind of hard to believe that no one has signed arenas to the minumum yet, almost forgot about dude, he did avg about 17 before being traded last year

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    The funny thing on 2K is that Arenas allways signs with the Wizards lol

  • http://www.slamonline.com Cheryl

    I like this signing. Good for Nate and the team. Now, if Mark can get him to quit using the “n” word, all will be well with the world.

  • ClydeSays

    It would be a perfect signing for NellieBall. But Jackson & Robinson might not work out. For every highlight, Nate jacks up a crazy shot early in the clock or just throws the ball away. At some point in his career he has to play smarter…