Here’s the latest on the Nate Robinson sweepstakes:
Yahoo! Sports Marc Spears says both the Celtics and Lakers are discussing deals for Nate Robinson.
Comcast’s Sherrod Blakely says the only Celtic player that the C’s can trade
straight-up for Robinson, is Tony Allen who is in the final year of his
deal that pays $2.5 million this season.
ESPN’s Chris Broussard says the Celtics might have to include a 1st round pick in any deal.
Tom Ziller of NBA FanHouse doesn’t see much upside to adding Robinson:
Nate is neither. He’s a scorer, plain and simple, but not a dude you
build anything (except perhaps a moat) around. He’s a brilliant spark
plug, one of the select few in the NBA capable of 40 off the bench. But when he comes in for Rondo, that’s a serious defensive downgrade.
assuming House is indeed the piece going back to New York here, don’t
discount that loss. Robinson is far, far better going to the rim,
creating for others and rebounding in comparison with House. But a
spot-up shooter with amazing confidence is valuable, especially to a
team with a couple top-flight attention-getters. House has never in his
career averaged 20 minutes a game. But those 10, 15 minutes he does
give you are typically filled with made threes. (He’s shot 39 percent
for his career, and 38 percent this season. He shot an incredible 49
percent from three in last season’s playoff run for Boston.)
Are you willing to move Eddie House for Nate Robinson?