Denver Nuggets and Nate Robinson Have Mutual Interest


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The Denver Nuggets are reportedly interested in dynamic point guard Nate Robinson, per Marc Stein.

Robinson, who spent last season with the Chicago Bulls, has not signed with a team yet this offseason. The 5’9’ point guard is entering his eighth season in the league. While he is undersized, he is an outstanding athlete.

What Robinson did in the playoffs last year for the Chicago Bulls was incredible. Without Derrick Rose, Nate had to fill in for the Bulls in the playoffs, where he led the Bulls to a first round series win against the Brooklyn Nets.

In last season’s playoffs, Nate averaged 16 points and 4 assists per game. He had a remarkable game four against the Nets where he scored 34 points and shot 60.9% from the field.

The Nuggets look to be the front runner in signing this spark plug of a guard. Robinson would likely back up guard Ty Lawson. After losing Corey Brewer, a fan favorite, gaining such a high energy guy could easily replace Brewer’s likeable personality.

This could be a great signing for the Nuggets, if they can get him for the right price. Having a guy you can stash away on the bench but know he could come in and score 10 points at any point is crucial. Every contender has a guy like that, and it was something the Nuggets were missing.

Robinson will add depth to an already deep team. The problem remains to be the lack of a superstar, which they can’t answer during this off season. Let’s hope Nate Rob can do what he did last year for the Bulls in the playoffs every game for the Nuggets.