Nate Robinson in Trade Rumors With Boston, After All?
According to the Boston Herald Wednesday morning, the Knicks and Celtics are discussing a deal that would send three-time dunk champion Nate Robinson to Beantown, possibly for sharpshooter Eddie House.
The 5’9″ Robinson, still just 25 years old, is averaging about 13 points this season for New York. He’s only played in 30 games, and went about two consecutive weeks earlier this season without once seeing the floor.
Robinson’s contract includes a no-trade clause; a luxury he’s already made use of this season when he turned down a potential trade to Memphis in December.
Reports indicate that Boston may also be willing to part with a future first-round pick in a potential deal for Robinson, which would prove to be a major selling point for the Knicks.
Robinson, like House, has the ability to score in bunches, and would bring great energy off the Boston bench should he be dealt.
House, a key player off the bench for Boston, is shooting 38 percent from three-point-range while averaging about seven points per game.
Obviously, as the Knicks are trying to save money for next season, House’s contract is up after this season.