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Christmas Eve Super-Shopper Sale! Every Nate Robinson must go!

Dec 24, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

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Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated reports:

Source says OKC Thunder expected to complete a buyout of guard Nate Robinson‘s contract by tomorrow morning and he will become a free agent.Sat Dec 24 07:16:14 via TweetDeck


Robinson is only 27, so age isn’t an issue. He’s a veteran, so inexperience isn’t an issue. And he can produce; in New York he was a major scoring option. But it’s difficult to see which team is so in need of a diminutive combo guard (well, outside of Minnesota). Robinson will no doubt land somewhere, but he may not be a central contributor on-court.

Off-court, though, there may not be a better pick-up. What team does’t need the ultimate cheerleader and dance squad leader? Robinson was prolific in last year’s playoffs, celebrating every Thunder 3-pointer like it was a game winning shot in the Finals. Get that guy some pom-poms and you’re set.

Also, how many elves jokes do you think are going to get made if he gets picked up between now and Sunday afternoon?

  1. acdc363 - Dec 24, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Man I loved seeing this tiny dude somehow launch 3’s and make everyone laugh on the Celtics. He just seemed like a cool dude but I can see how Shaq said he was somewhat of an attention whore off the court. Still very fun to watch though

    • goforthanddie - Dec 25, 2011 at 4:09 PM

      Shaq calling someone else an attention whore. Priceless.

  2. yankeesjetsknicksrangers - Dec 24, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Love Nate.

  3. rickmyralls - Dec 24, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    I have seen nate play several times in the summer league where you can hear everything. And although he was killin it wih his play, he was constantly talkin isht. To the refs, to his team-mates , to his coaches. Hate to say it, but he’s kind of a d!ck. maybee that’s why o.k.c. Is buying out a healthy and talented dude in his prime.

  4. readysethike - Dec 24, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    Hed be an upgrade over steve blake and fisher lakers should bring him in

  5. dysraw1 - Dec 24, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    I feel for Nate but Larry Brown was right he has to learn to be a point man. When he was here in N.Y I never knew which position he was playing. He should have been using his time here to develope floor leadership skills.

  6. bebopa - Dec 24, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    the Lakers need to look at him

  7. addict2sport - Dec 25, 2011 at 2:18 AM

    Agreed, Lakers need to take a long look at Nate. Lakers are in need of a PG and they are in need of more athleticism. This cat may cover then in both areas in one small bundle.

  8. dfletc2 - Dec 25, 2011 at 7:35 AM

    Come back to the Knicks, Nate the Great!!!

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