Posted on: February 17, 2010 3:36 pm
Edited on: February 17, 2010 5:32 pm
Posted on: January 20, 2010 11:32 am
By Brian Robb, CelticsHub.com : The trade rumors swirling around Nate Robinson had appeared to calm down in recent weeks, but Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports has reported today during an interview with Tanguay and Zolak on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston , that he has knowledge that the C’s have made an offer to the Knicks for the ever controversial guard.
Speculation has been in place since the end of last December that the Knicks were looking to trade the disgruntled guard. After being benched for a month, Robinson has been worked back into the rotation in New York though, returning with a bang after a 42 point effort in Atlanta on New Year’s Day. The Knicks have continued to play fairly well since Robinson’s return to the lineup going 5-4 over that time span, while remaining just 2 games out of the 8 spot in the Eastern Conference.
With Mike D’Antoni pining to win now, and Robinson’s offensive contributions off the bench continuing to be a positive for an improved Knicks team, (16 points, 3 boards and 3 assists a game with 50 percent shooting during the past month) it’s evident that New York will no longer be willing to just give Robinson away unless they are able to send Jared Jeffries over with him.
Posted on: December 21, 2009 12:36 pm
By Jonathan Abrams, The New York Times : No matter who is playing, there can be little argument that the Knicks are playing better. They are winning more. Their opponents are scoring less. Whether that is directly related to Nate Robinson’s benching, though, is uncertain.
Mike D’Antoni’s stance is not. He will not play Robinson as long as the Knicks remain competitive.
“I’m just trying to win basketball games,” D’Antoni said. “We’ve been winning lately. I’m trying to keep the formula going and trying to get as many wins as we can. That’s my job.
A day after Robinson’s agent, Aaron Goodwin, conveyed his message to Donnie Walsh, the Knicks’ president, Robinson said that “this is where I want to be and if this is where I can be and where I can play, then I want to stay.”
And if not?
“We’ll have to wait and see what happens, honestly,” Robinson said. That’s how it is. I don’t know how everything works. All I want to do is play the game of basketball.”
Robinson offers quick scoring with an entertainer’s salvo. D’Antoni has cautioned Robinson about maturity issues, but has stressed that those concerns did not factor into his benching.
Posted on: September 9, 2009 12:23 pm
In the latest update on the status of Knicks restricted free agents David Lee and Nate Robinson , Newsday reports that a one-year deal to keep Lee in a Knicks uniform could be finalized by the end of the week.
Newsday also reports that while Donnie Walsh would not confirm any forthcoming deals, he did state that the talsk with both Lee and Robinson (and their representatives) are "at the point where we should start talking real numbers."
Posted on: August 25, 2009 1:23 pm
Edited on: August 25, 2009 1:40 pm
Citing a source "with intimate knowledge of the situation," Newsday reports that the Knicks remain very interested in bringing in free agent Ramon Sessions , despite internet speculation to the contrary.
The story speculates that the holdup on Sessions accepting or declining the Knicks' offer -- believed to be for $4 million this year with an 8 percent reduction in the second year -- could be that they're waiting to see if the L.A. Clippers make room on their roster.
Either way, the Knicks deal is thought to be the best one currently on the table for Sessions, who is running out of time to find a home for 2009-10. The Knicks could be counting on that, believing that unless something better comes along, Sessions will eventually bite the bullet and sign with them.
Meanwhile, Knicks free agent Nate Robinson recently posted on his Twitter account that he would be meeting with Donnie Walsh on Wednesday about potentially coming back to the team, and asked his Twitter followers to keep their fingers crossed.
Posted on: August 7, 2009 10:51 am
While the New York Knicks continue to evaluate numerous options at guard -- including pursuing restricted free agent Ramon Sessions -- Nate Robinson remains patient and loyal, reiterating his desire to remain a Knick, Newsday reports.
The story reported that one of Robinson's acquaintances said that he "made it clear to Donnie [Walsh] and the organization that he wants to be there" and that he is content to "wait patiently while they sort through whatever they need to."
Robinson has enjoyed success in New York and has remained very loyal to the club despite the team's obvious shopping around, and his asking price is said to be much lower than that if fellow Knicks free agent David Lee . If the Knicks decided to part ways with Robinson in favor of another player, a sign and trade could be an option.
Posted on: July 15, 2009 1:03 pm
Could Nate Robinson be heading to Greece? Newsday reports that the Athens-based Olympiakos (the team that signed Josh Childress last season in one of many NBA-to-Europe free agent moves) has offered Robinson a two-year deal worth a reported $10 million.
Some sources claim that Robinson would be much happier to remain a Knick, or at least remain in the NBA rather than make the switch to Europe. Donnie Walsh will meet with Robinson's agent again on Friday to discuss their options, with Walsh stating that he intends to re-sign Robinson. The Knicks might try for a one-year deal to free up cap space for next year's free agency market, or they could also pursue a sign-and-trade for a coveted free agent such as Andre Miller .
Posted on: February 12, 2009 12:04 pm
The New York Daily News reports that the Knicks are interested in trading for Anthony Randolph , but notes that the Warriors may not be willing to part with the first-year forward.