Talks between the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics broke down on Wednesday after initial rumors linked Nate Robinson to Golden State. According to Sam Amick, who originally reported the Robinson to the Warriors rumor, Golden State couldn’t come up with the pieces to make a trade with the Celtics work and everything fell through. There was no word on what other players were involved in the talks, but Robinson’s name surfaced as NBA trade rumors swirled with the trade deadline looming.
Robinson is currently in a reserve role with the Celtics, playing second fiddle to Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen at the guard spot. Since being draft in 2005, Robinson has spent time with both the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics, floating between the two teams in the last two years. A trade with the Warriors would’ve brought Robinson closer to home and back on the West Coast after growing up in Seattle and playing his college ball at the University of Washington.
Robinson is under contract with the Celtics for the remainder of the year after signing a one year, $8.7 million contract prior to the season after a few moments of uncertainty. Because of the short-term deal, Robinson will be able to peruse his options following the season, though he may still be on the trading block this year ahead of the deadline. With his name linked to the Warriors already, it’s clear Boston is quietly, or perhaps not so quietly, shopping his services around.
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