Nate Robinson/Eddie House Swap Nearly Complete

Eddie House knows that his time in Boston has just about run out: “Eddie House, speaking at Celtics practice this afternoon at UCLA, just told the team media that his trade to New York for Nate Robinson is almost complete. The Celtics guard added that he could have remained at the team hotel, but reported for practice in the event that the trade didn’t go through. ‘I wouldn’t say it’s a done deal, but there’s a pretty good chance it’s going through,’ said House’s agent, Mark Bartlestein.’ In apparent support of House’s theory, the New York media entered the locker room in Madison Square Garden tonight to find Robinson’s locker cleared out, save for a jar of vaseline. Robinson had missed a game Tuesday night in Chicago with what management described as the flu. One man who will be particularly happy if House does indeed replace Robinson in that space is Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni, who coached House once before in Phoenix.”