Report: Bulls Discussing Possible Return With Nate Robinson

by February 26, 2015

As the city of Chicago reels from the latest Derrick Rose knee injury, the Bulls are said to be negotiating with fan-favorite Nate Robinson about a possible return.

A date has yet to be set for surgery to repair a torn meniscus in Rose’s right knee.

Talks between the free agent Robinson and Chicago are reportedly exploratory at the moment; he spent the past two seasons with the Denver Nuggets and was bought out following a trade to the Boston Celtics.

Per RealGM:

Discussions have yet to advance, but the Bulls were made aware Tuesday night that Robinson has a strong desire to sign with the franchise. Robinson is a natural fit for the roster, familiar with its core players and coaching staff.


Chicago has entered planning mode, with some hope that Derrick Rose can still return this season from a torn meniscus in his right knee. Even if Rose misses a possible minimum of four weeks, there’s belief the Bulls could hold firm on their current 14-man roster.


Robinson had the most complete and dynamic campaign of his 10-year NBA career as a reserve guard for the Bulls in 2012-13, averaging 13.1 points and 4.4 assists in all 82 regular season games. The 30-year-old had helped lead the Bulls to a Eastern Conference semifinal behind three 20-plus point performances in the 2013 postseason.