Jan 3, 2012, 7:21 PM EDT
Because they needed another guard off the bench… wait, no they didn’t, but the Golden State Warriors may be adding one anyway.
The Warriors are close to signing Nate Robinson, according to Marcus Thompson of the Contra Costa Times. He said the signing may happen Wednesday and Robinson could be in uniform by the weekend. This will be a one-year, $1 million deal, reports Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated.
We’ll see how much run Robinson gets. Obviously, Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis are your starting guards for Golden State and soak up most of the minutes. After that you have Dorell Wright as a swingman taking up a lot of minutes, then rookie Klay Thompson (who needs to get some burn so he improves and you see what you’ve really got). Then it’s Ishmael Smith and… now Nate. He’ll play the point but he’s a scoring point first, second and often third.
Robinson will bring Golden State energy off the bench and some nights a lot of points as well. But he is inconsistent, inefficient and not a great defender — there is a reason he barely got off the pine for the Thunder last season. (To be fair, he got some playoff minutes with Boston the season before.) In Golden State it’s an interesting fit, but if they want energy and someone the crowd will love, they found it.
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