Nate Robinson has been a fan favorite on nearly every team he has played for, and now, has another shot to win over a new crowd, as the Los Angeles Clippers pick him up on a 10-day contract.
The 30-year-old will be available to play Sunday (March 8) against the Golden State Warriors.
“It’s just that we needed another guy and to me he has the most experience,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Saturday. “You know, we’d rather have a 3 or someone like that probably, but when I look at it I don’t really care about positions sometimes. I’d rather get a guy that’s been in the league, can score and has experience.”
Robinson was playing as a reserve for the Denver Nuggets, but was traded to the Boston Celtics in January in a guard swap for Jameer Nelson, after which he agreed to a buyout and has been a free agent for the last two months.
Robinson has a good relationship with players and head coach Doc Rivers. He played under Rivers during the Celtics’ playoff runs in 2009-10 and 2010-11, alongside fellow Clipper Glen “Big Baby” Davis.
So far this season, he’s averaged 5.8 points in 14 minutes with the Nuggets.