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Reports: Nate Robinson reaches two-year deal with Nuggets

Jul 22, 2013, 4:44 PM EDT

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UPDATE 4:44 pm: And the deal is apparently done — Nate Robinson has signed on with the Denver Nuggets.

Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports reports it is a two-year deal for the bi-annual exception, meaning it is two years at $4 million total. This was confirmed by Sam Amick of the USA Today.

This is a good pickup for the Nuggets — a real value deal at $2 million a year. Robinson will bring scoring off the bench and energy. He’s not going to make the Nuggets contenders, he not consistent, he has some real off nights and his defense isn’t great (he gambles too much). But he will impact the game when he comes in and will win the Nuggets a few next season when he has a night where the fearless guard cannot miss. He was one of the best free agents left on the market and the Nuggets got him at below market value.

3:54 pm: It’s easy to see how Nate Robinson’s fearless shooting off the bench would fit in with the Denver Nuggets. They are up-tempo, they can pressure and gamble on defense, they will take any open shot and a few that aren’t.

Robinson had Denver in the mix of teams he as considered.

Apparently that has been going well, tweets Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports.

Nate Robinson is the kind of player you enjoy watching on somebody else’s’ team, and he averaged 13.1 points a game and shot 40 percent from three for the Bulls last season. He will put up points and often in bunches and fans love him for it and ask him to sign their babies. But his weaknesses (particularly defensively) will drive knowledgeable fans crazy over time. They did Tom Thibodeau.

That said, Denver is about as good a fit as you can find. Robinson off the bench also would give the Nuggets the cushion to look more closely at trading Andre Miller (if they can find a deal that suits them) because they have someone that can soak up some of those minutes. Not as well, but he can soak them up.

  1. mrwhiteshadez - Jul 22, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    I like it.

  2. pmx8411 - Jul 22, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Robinson to backup Lawson…what happens to Andre Miller….

    • knodtl1 - Jul 22, 2013 at 6:08 PM

      More than likely he will split time with Fournier

  3. kevinravens1 - Jul 22, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    With Nate Robinson on the Nuggets will Andre Miller ever play for the Nuggets again?

    “Naw, you know that ain’t never gonna happen again.”

    • 00maltliquor - Jul 22, 2013 at 4:20 PM

      LOL! Good one. Woulda been even better if you embedded the youtube soundbite.

  4. 00maltliquor - Jul 22, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    It’s already been reported that he took a 2 year deal. PBT hella late.

    • asimonetti88 - Jul 22, 2013 at 5:33 PM

      Lakers fan saying hella? Say what?

  5. ss3walkman - Jul 22, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Don’t know how I feel.. Grew up with Nate but that doesn’t change my basketball perspective. I feel after what he did for Chicago last year that he deserves more than a 2 million dollar annual check for 2 years. Bulls lived a lot longer thanks to him.

    • knodtl1 - Jul 22, 2013 at 6:11 PM

      I mean he fits, he can’t play defense, but everyone else on that team can so it really just allows him to be the perfect offensive spark plug off the bench.

  6. asublimeday - Jul 22, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    The bulls couldn’t afford this deal? Solid spark off the bench and who knows if twinkle toes rose will play like a man ever again.

    • lwillione - Aug 7, 2013 at 9:30 PM

      They can afford it, but with the return D Rose it would be difficult to give Nate the minutes he wants. The time Nate spent on the floor last year, he spoiled and he is looking for a spotlight and a decent contract. There is no way the Bulls would’ve been able to fit Nate into the scheme unless they got rid of Heinrich or Teague. And I’m sure Heinrich was not going to move to the 3rd spot. I hate that he is gone because the Bulls need snap & pop to their offense.

  7. itsthemelman82 - Jul 22, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Its not about being able to afford it, it’s about him getting mins. Behind Rose they have Hinrich & they’ll probably give Teague spare mins at point guard. Thanks for a great year in Chi town, Nate… wish there was a better deal than that for him.

  8. steelerfanforlife - Jul 22, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Gonna miss that dude on the Bulls bench this year

  9. 91devinhester23 - Jul 22, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    thought he’d get more than that from game 4. Bulls should have paid that we need scoring in any form badly.

    That being said, I’m glad I have another reason to like watching the nuggets.

  10. danielgmz - Jul 23, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    I think he has more value than that… people don’t see him as a shooter, but 40 from 3… I take that any day of the week, you could make him a spot up if you want to, and that percentage would go even higher

  11. no1warriorsfan - Jul 23, 2013 at 4:05 AM

    Why does everyone hate on PBT?!?! If you don’t like it stop reading!!

  12. sackings916 - Jul 25, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    The little engine that could!

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