Damn it! I was hoping Nate Robinson was going to sign with my Knicks. Well it looks like Nate doesn’t have to be frustrated anymore! He’s signing with the Denver Nuggets on a 2-yr deal.
More details after the jump…
The Denver Nuggets are on the verge of signing free agent guard Nate Robinson, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not been finalized. Robinson is expected to sign a two-year deal by way of the Nuggets’ bi-annual salary cap exception worth $4.03 million combined, with a player option in the second season.
Nate Robinson remains an unsigned free agent and when free agency opened on July 1, no one expected he would go unsigned for this long. Last week, Robinson took in the Bulls summer league contest in Las Vegas and joined the broadcast crew (after signing a baby, no less) to talk about his situation and the frustration of still being without a new team and having the security of a new contract was apparent.
“It’s frustrating because you put in your hard work. I worked my butt off year in and year out, ever since I was a little boy, to get to this point now, not to be signed. But at the same time, I’m not going to let that discourage me of being who I am, just working hard. I want people to understand and know Nate Robinson is that player who’s going to play his heart out, no matter what, good or bad. “
“Everybody has flaws,” he explained. “At the same time, that’s one thing I do: I really cherish this game and I’m really thankful for it. The blessings that God has blessed me with and right now, I’m just waiting. God will put me on that team that will deserve me and that’s how I’m looking at it.”