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Nate Robinson is close to deal to remain in Boston

Jul 13, 2010, 8:20 AM EDT

Thumbnail image for NRobinson.jpgShrek and donkey will be back for another go around.

Nate Robinson is close to a deal that will keep the backup guard in green for another season, according to his agent Aaron Goodwin, talking to the Boston Herald.

“Things are going well,” Goodwin said. “We’re just trying to get something worked out. But both parties are talking.”

That’s donkey, Shrek — aka Glen “Big Baby” Davis — is already under contract. Davis was in Las Vegas Monday taking in a John Wall Summer League game.

Boston can only offer Robinson a veteran minimum deal, but that may be all the market there is for Robinson right now.

The Celtics need some depth in the backcourt after losing Tony Allen to the Memphis Grizzlies. That was about money — both Memphis and Boston offered $3 million a year, but Memphis guaranteed the third year of that deal. Plus, much better barbeque in Memphis. You have to factor these things in.

  1. Tai - Jul 13, 2010 at 9:03 AM

    don’t count your chickens before they have hatched is all im saying people were saying tony was a done deal now look what happened i don’t care bout hoopla iwant facts until isee nate inked a new deal that is wen i will be pleased otherwise i don’t really care

  2. JoeSixPack - Jul 13, 2010 at 9:13 AM

    The loss of Tony Allen hurts – he was a quality role player for his 15 minutes per game – but it can be overcome.
    Finding a backup point guard is a taller order… Nate Robinson is an imperfect starter but is the perfect backup for Rondo… especially now that he’s begun to buy in to the Celtics Defense and play at both ends.
    Robinson still takes too many chances but it’s a twofer for the Celts given the spark he provides off the bench and the rest he gives to Rondo, ensuring the team is strong down the stretch of a game, and a season.
    This would be a BIG pickup for the Celts, and if Robinson plays his cards right, with another quality year under his belt he could showcase himself as more of a complete point guard and parlay that into a starter position somewhere else (people forget he’s only 26)

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