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Nate Robinson out 4-6 weeks with knee surgery

Mar 4, 2011, 12:22 PM EDT

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Well, this part of the trade has not worked out for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Nate Robinson will be out at least a month after getting his knee scoped, according to Royce Young at Daily Thunder (via twitter). This is the first surgery of Robinson’s career.

He’s out four to six weeks, which would bring him back a little bit before the playoffs start.

Robinson came to the Thunder from the Boston Celtics as part of the Kendrick Perkins/Jeff Green swap. Robinson was going to provide a little more depth at the point, along with Russell Westbrook and Eric Maynor. He brings a scoring punch — when he’s hitting — that can energize a team and help steal some games.

Go ahead and ask if the Celtics knew about this before the trade if you want, it’s kind of moot. First, this seemed to come out of the blue. But really, Robinson was a throw in, Perkins was the goal and target. And they knew he was injured.

  1. loungefly74 - Mar 4, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    huh? trade looking better and better for the C’s!

    • zackd2 - Mar 4, 2011 at 3:46 PM

      If you’re Dwight Howard maybe

      • loungefly74 - Mar 4, 2011 at 4:05 PM

        ha! true. i guess my point was Perk and Nate, at this point, are damaged goods. of course, they will get healthier later on but it’s comical at this moment.

  2. frankvzappa - Mar 4, 2011 at 10:36 PM

    considering Green and Kristic combined for nearly 40 points tonight, it is looking pretty good for the celts

    • zackd2 - Mar 5, 2011 at 12:00 AM

      Yeah, two guys combining for 40 against the WARRIORS is impressive……………

    • zackd2 - Mar 5, 2011 at 12:02 AM

      “combined for nearly 40 points tonight”

      They combined for 32, please don’t add 8 points to a total to try to somehow make a point.

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