Will the NBA Fine Nate Robinson?

by December 28, 2009
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Due to his agent’s very public trade request, Nate Robinson’s wallet may soon get a bit lighter: “The NBA is considering fining Nate Robinson for his agent asking the Knicks to trade the veteran guard. A Knicks source told the Daily News that the league has investigated comments made by Aaron Goodwin in which he criticized Mike D’Antoni for benching Robinson. ‘I can’t allow Nate to rot on Mike’s bench and not do anything about it. I can’t allow this to happen to his career,’ Goodwin said Dec. 19. ‘It’s clear that Mike D’Antoni doesn’t want to play him.’ Goodwin went on to say that D’Antoni’s decision is personal and not basketball-related. Robinson said the following day that he wanted to remain a Knick. Although it is unlikely, the league will fine Robinson if it decides he did instruct Goodwin to publicly demand a trade.”