Celtics, Nuggets Swap Jameer Nelson For Nate Robinson

Jameer Nelson

The Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics closed a deal Tuesday (Jan. 13) to swap backup point guards Jameer Nelson and Nate Robinson.

According to ESPN, Nate Robinson’s move to Boston may be temporary, as he is expected to seek a buyout of his contract with the intention of signing with a playoff team.

Jameer Nelson, who was sent to Boston as part of the Rajon Rondo deal, will be going to Denver.

Robinson is coming back from an ACL tear, and is currently averaging a career-low 5.8 points on a career-low 35 percent shooting in 33 games for the Nuggets. During the 2012-13 playoffs, he was sensational for the Chicago Bulls, as he averaged 16.3 points in 12 playoff games in place of an injured Derrick Rose.

ESPN says teams possibly interested include the Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Nelson, however, played in just six games for the Celtics and is averaging a career low 6.8 points on a career-low 34 percent shooting in 29 games with the Dallas Mavericks and Celtics. He has a player option in his contract for next season for $2.8 million.

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