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Fresno
07-21-2012, 07:37 PM
This has happened for the 2nd consecutive summer now where Nate is a Free Agent and teams aren't showing any interest in him.

2011-2012 season w/Warriors: 11.2 PPG 4.5 APG in only 23 MPG

Finished the season with a 28 Point game vs the Clippers & a 30 Point game vs the Spurs.

Nate continues to prove to be one of the best 6th Men in the NBA and a guaranteed scoring punch off the bench, and I've followed his Youtube series where he has shown a lot of maturity since his early days in NY.

Cubby
07-21-2012, 07:44 PM
Because he's a chucker, and an inefficient one at that.

Celtic AL
07-21-2012, 07:46 PM
Maybe hes too small

Fresno
07-21-2012, 07:46 PM
Because he's a chucker, and an inefficient one at that.

He comes off the bench and gets points & brings a lot of energy to the game.

Nobody views him as a starting PG but a guy who for his career averages 11 PPG in 23 MPG. If you give him a lot of minutes, he gets you points when nobody else can create their shot.

EasternStar
07-21-2012, 07:46 PM
Two Words: Too SMALL.

D12 fan
07-21-2012, 07:47 PM
Nate Robinson is nothing but a dunk champion.

jiggin
07-21-2012, 07:47 PM
Because his wheelchair leaves scuff marks on the court.

D12 fan
07-21-2012, 07:47 PM
He comes off the bench and gets points & brings a lot of energy to the game.

Nobody views him as a starting PG but a guy who for his career averages 11 PPG in 23 MPG. If you give him a lot of minutes, he gets you points when nobody else can create their shot.

He gets ate alive on defense because he's to small.

Fresno
07-21-2012, 07:50 PM
Maybe hes too small


Two Words: Too SMALL.

Come on, Nate already has played 7 seasons in the NBA to show that his size doesn't matter and proven a lot of people wrong.

He's one of the best athletes in the NBA too.

keetyweedy
07-21-2012, 07:54 PM
Two Words: Too SMALL.

so is jj barea and he got a $20 mill contract from the T-wolves


but idk about nate he just shoots entirely too much

SportsFanatic10
07-21-2012, 07:56 PM
hes a good player, i like him. he has his good and bad side but when he has it rolling look out. i remember against the heat last year he had a huge game when the warriors beat miami.

Fresno
07-21-2012, 07:57 PM
He gets ate alive on defense because he's to small.

He's not that terrible of a defender. Only in NY with Pringles.

Nate plays with so much energy when he's on the floor on both ends that the whole height advantage isn't a big problem because he's such a pest with his on ball defense.

EasternStar
07-21-2012, 08:01 PM
so is jj barea and he got a $20 mill contract from the T-wolves


but idk about nate he just shoots entirely too much

Barea's a better player that Nate.

Fresno
07-21-2012, 08:03 PM
hes a good player, i like him. he has his good and bad side but when he has it rolling look out. i remember against the heat last year he had a huge game when the warriors beat miami.

He'd be a great fit for Miami.

They're looking for 1 more guard and another backup big man.

Nate can come in some nights and get 10-15 minutes in blowouts while their starters rest, so it'd be Norris Cole & Nate Robinson out there. (Ray Allen is a vet so he'd rest too)

He'd basically be insurance just in case Wade or Allen needs to rest some games and they need another "scorer" to help out. Thats better than what Terrell Harris can bring.

Fresno
07-21-2012, 08:06 PM
Barea's a better player that Nate.

Because he crossed him over in the Playoffs 2 years ago?

They both play the same role off the bench but Nate gives you more of everything.

EasternStar
07-21-2012, 08:10 PM
Because he crossed him over in the Playoffs 2 years ago?

They both play the same role off the bench but Nate gives you more of everything.

Barea had a better assist average with the T-Wolves last year than Nate did in GS.

D12 fan
07-21-2012, 08:13 PM
He's not that terrible of a defender. Only in NY with Pringles.

Nate plays with so much energy when he's on the floor on both ends that the whole height advantage isn't a big problem because he's such a pest with his on ball defense.

Then why has a team not signed him yet?

justinnum1
07-21-2012, 08:15 PM
3rd string chucker? he will get some calls in a few weeks

keetyweedy
07-21-2012, 08:19 PM
Barea's a better player that Nate.

says who?

http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=0&p1=bareajo01&y1=2012&p2=robinna01&y2=2012

eternal slumber
07-21-2012, 08:27 PM
Because he's a chucker, and an inefficient one at that.

this.

SugeKnight
07-21-2012, 08:31 PM
As a Warrior fan, Im shocked he hasn't gone somewhere. Great energy guy. Maybe the only problem is too much energy when he starts throwing up halfcourt fade-away 3s

SugeKnight
07-21-2012, 08:32 PM
That might be the most random poll options btw

Hunter48MVP
07-21-2012, 08:34 PM
Jazz seem like a good fit

Forever35
07-21-2012, 08:45 PM
Nate should be picked up each year by a different team so he can break Jim Jackson's record...

OlivaThor
07-21-2012, 08:53 PM
Cause he is midget

rhaas74
07-21-2012, 09:10 PM
I wouldn't mind giving Nate Robinson a 2-year, $2.5 million total contract. If he doesn't want that, I could stand to go $1.5 million on a 1-year deal. Heck, on a 1-year deal the Cavs could do whatever they want. They have a ton of cap space and nothing to spend it on this year. Getting some scoring on the second team wouldn't be a bad thing. Heck, I wouldn't mind cutting Gibson and inserting Robinson.

Even if he is a chucker, the Cavs have no offense on the 2nd team. Could at least score some with Robinson.

SportsFanatic10
07-21-2012, 09:21 PM
He'd be a great fit for Miami.

They're looking for 1 more guard and another backup big man.

Nate can come in some nights and get 10-15 minutes in blowouts while their starters rest, so it'd be Norris Cole & Nate Robinson out there. (Ray Allen is a vet so he'd rest too)

He'd basically be insurance just in case Wade or Allen needs to rest some games and they need another "scorer" to help out. Thats better than what Terrell Harris can bring.

not sure i agree with that. harris seems like a pretty good young player. when we gave harris some decent minutes in a game last year when wade was out he put up 14 boards. he's a good athlete and streaky from 3 just like robinson, but hes a good defender as well. other than wade/james/battier all the other wing players aren't good defenders. harris can come in in certain situations as a defensive stopper to give one of them a rest.

i'd take robinson since alot of nights he'd probably end up being better than cole is right now, but not at the expense of harris. if miami eats pittman's guarenteed contract (he looks brutal in summer league), or cuts james jones, then they could add a vet center and keep harris along with signing robinson. but thats the only way i'd want them to do it.

MrfadeawayJB
07-21-2012, 09:29 PM
Because he is a candidate for the All-Headcase team lol

But seriously, he is a good player who can bring energy to any team. Wouldnt be suprised to see a team like Dallas get him for min salary

Rain City
07-21-2012, 09:42 PM
i think nate is one of those guys destined to shine on bad teams, so when you sign him you are conceding to be bad that year.

knickfan33
07-21-2012, 09:47 PM
nate stinks, he's just a gimmick because of his size and ability to dunk...

nd did i see someone sy nate is anywhere near jj bareas level... your crazy...

popo85
07-21-2012, 09:52 PM
Good spark off the bench but a huge liability on defense, there's still a few good option out there as well as Nate.

kobebabe
07-21-2012, 09:56 PM
His size is what many GMs are not willing to risk paying him much for. But Honestly I like Nate. He has such a passion for the game and brings it when needed. Nice energy guy. Problem is his defense coz of his size

D12 fan
07-21-2012, 09:58 PM
nate stinks, he's just a gimmick because of his size and ability to dunk...

nd did i see someone sy nate is anywhere near jj bareas level... your crazy...

Wow didn't think you would show up again tonight after creating that Martin Luther King thread.:facepalm:

Fresno
07-21-2012, 10:27 PM
Wow didn't think you would show up again tonight after creating that Martin Luther King thread.:facepalm:

Yes.

Surprised he is still posting.

bagwell368
07-21-2012, 10:39 PM
He sucks, no team should pay him a dime.

Blazers#1Fan
07-21-2012, 10:54 PM
did anybody read the question where is Robinson the best Fit i picked Utah but if he could go to the lakers i pick there but i think for some reason he would fit in with the Raptors

Evolution23
07-21-2012, 10:59 PM
If he goes to the Heat he automatically becomes their best shooting guard

Blazers#1Fan
07-21-2012, 11:01 PM
everybody brings up size i think they forogt about

Muggsy Bogues,Spud Webb,calvin Murphy,Earl Boykins all 5'9" and under

Losoway
07-21-2012, 11:04 PM
nate robinson is a ball - hog . he can score but he refuses to pass . he been like that since college

teams know that and dont feel like dealing with him .

whoever said he is too small is stupid. he is one of the most athletic players in the league

Raps18-19 Champ
07-21-2012, 11:06 PM
He's annoying.

dodie53
07-21-2012, 11:07 PM
no shooting
and
too small.

Losoway
07-21-2012, 11:08 PM
the too small argument is pure ignorance .

nate robinson can jump out the gym and can easily give you 15-20 a game .

teams dont want him because he is a ball hog. plain and simple

Kashmir13579
07-21-2012, 11:13 PM
IDK i think if he was used in a Mario Chalmers role he'd be alright. Because of his size he can't defend but he's a great shooter and a spark-plug. I thought the Celtics were a perfect fit for him, but i guess that wasn't the right group of veterans to keep him at bay. It looks like he had an alright season.

Kashmir13579
07-21-2012, 11:14 PM
nate robinson is a ball - hog . he can score but he refuses to pass . he been like that since college

teams know that and dont feel like dealing with him .

whoever said he is too small is stupid. he is one of the most athletic players in the league

He's actually a gifted passer. He's just too stupid to do it on a regular basis.

SportsFanatic10
07-21-2012, 11:26 PM
If he goes to the Heat he automatically becomes their best shooting guard

lol you're probably being sarcastic or just trolling. but if that were true it would mean if he went to the knicks he'd be their best player.

ztilzer31
07-21-2012, 11:30 PM
He's a liability on defense like everyone has been saying. I think he'd be a good fit on the Lakers, because they need someone fast going to the hoop. The best at driving the lane they have now is an older (more of a jump/post shooter) Kobe Bryant and a 38 year old Nash. Plus they have the interior to make up for Nate's lack of defense.

He'd be a good candidate to back up Nash/Kobe. The Laker are still weak at the guard position IMO.

LakersIn5
07-22-2012, 12:35 AM
id rather have nate than steve blake

SugeKnight
07-22-2012, 02:33 AM
You guys are trippin if you think he cant pass or shoot. He can do anything that his size lets him. Great offense off the bench for any team

Dade County
07-22-2012, 02:42 AM
If he goes to the Heat he automatically becomes their best shooting guard

:laugh2:

I agree with some of you guys, he would be good for the lakers.

Becks2307
07-22-2012, 03:08 AM
wow nate robinson is really underrated. this guy can flat out score and he is not as much as a chucker as people are making him out to be. He can easily give a team 11-15 ppg off the bench, someone must need that somewhere

LA_Raiders
07-22-2012, 03:14 AM
who???

Daye&Knight
07-22-2012, 03:17 AM
I wish the pistons would get him..I rather have him off the bench instead of will Bynum

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07-22-2012, 05:02 AM
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DitchDat
07-22-2012, 05:31 AM
Nate Rob is kind of a gimmick. He's not a player that you integrate into your system. He operates on his own.

NichObert
07-23-2012, 05:43 PM
WS top 10 in pure point rating last year.

Not the most efficient scorer, but he's better than more backup pgs than people think.

Like to see the Wizards bring him in personally

NichObert
07-23-2012, 05:52 PM
Sorry, he was 11th in pure point rating, 20th in points per play. 28th in true shooting percentage and effective fg% amongst PGs playing 10 or more minutes, do that includes most part time players as well.
Well well worth a minimum contract. Guy was nowhere near as inefficient as he was made out to be. And thats with golden state. Not quite a bastion of effiicient offense lol

http://www.draftexpress.com/stats.php?sort=16&q=eff&league=NBA&year=2011%2F12&per=pergame&min=10&pos=PG&qual=all

AddiX
07-23-2012, 05:54 PM
Nate Rob is kind of a gimmick. He's not a player that you integrate into your system. He operates on his own.

Well put...

I also thInk there's a lot of bad systems out there with a lot of bad players, and there should be some teams more than happy to put Nate on there roster.:D

bagwell368
07-23-2012, 10:00 PM
the too small argument is pure ignorance .

nate robinson can jump out the gym and can easily give you 15-20 a game .

teams dont want him because he is a ball hog. plain and simple

He's also an inefficient scorer and a poor defender (post up anyone?)

StarvingKnick22
07-23-2012, 10:02 PM
i really, want him back in NY. but he should go to the heat because i want him to win a championship even more.

Losoway
07-24-2012, 02:38 AM
i will be happy to take him on my knicks or my nets

Gagan136
07-24-2012, 02:58 AM
Uh from the poll id say the rockets, they could use him, but off the poll id say the Lakers, they need bench production more than anything else.

Hawkeye15
07-24-2012, 03:20 AM
Maybe hes too small

you stole my answer.

3ballbomber
07-24-2012, 03:46 AM
Nate is no fit for any nba squad. maybe a pick up game team. he is a knuckle head.

DTownSkitzo
07-24-2012, 12:37 PM
i wish the pistons would get him..i rather have him off the bench instead of will bynum

no!

Tymathee
07-24-2012, 12:59 PM
i think it is his size and not cuz of defense but because he has to have the ball in his hands.

he's in the vein of allen iverson but he's a bench player. If he's not dominating the ball, he's not that useful.

RLundi
07-24-2012, 03:46 PM
Because 5'5 with brown eyes only works if you're a woman.

JLynn943
07-24-2012, 03:52 PM
I picked the Heat, but he'd just play the same role as someone they already have in Norris Cole.

mgsports
07-24-2012, 04:59 PM
He's a friend of Dwight Howard.

metsfan4ever
07-25-2012, 02:00 AM
Dude is hype all thhe time even when he does minimal ****. If dude hits a 3 to beat the shot clock in the 2nd quarter he'll run around and throw his hands up to the crowd and do that or something like that for every play he makes like a steal that turns into a fast break lay-up for his teammate or something.

I remember way back when he played for the knicks nate I think hit a three to beat the shot clock while the team was on a run in like the 3rd Q and dude fell while the three went in and dude rolled around on the floor yelling like 3x and then got up screaming. That homie irked the hell outta me for some reason because he looked like a damn fool.

Then lets not forget this homie on the celtics..falling over paul pierce, jumping on big baby, and etc..

Idk he just a player I dont like. smh @ him having the most nba dunk contest wins in NBA history also. 1st one Iggy got robbed, 2nd one Dwight pretty much allowed him to win, 3rd one was ****ing trash(because shannon brown and Gerald wallace were in it) so he won by default even though he aint do nothing spectacular.

Wade>You
07-25-2012, 02:03 AM
He'd be a great fit for Miami.

They're looking for 1 more guard and another backup big man.

Nate can come in some nights and get 10-15 minutes in blowouts while their starters rest, so it'd be Norris Cole & Nate Robinson out there. (Ray Allen is a vet so he'd rest too)

He'd basically be insurance just in case Wade or Allen needs to rest some games and they need another "scorer" to help out. Thats better than what Terrell Harris can bring.You know nothing.

KniCks4LiFe
07-25-2012, 02:09 AM
i will be happy to take him on my knicks or my nets

WTF? plant your flag :mad:

DragonJaii
07-25-2012, 02:17 AM
orlando

MadBomber
07-25-2012, 11:23 AM
Because 5'5 with brown eyes only works if you're a woman.

lol

RaiderLakersA's
07-25-2012, 12:12 PM
Nate makes for a great gimmick, but that's about it. If you're chaining your hopes to him being the man that will routinely save the day, or even get you over the hump, you're in for a rude awakening.

N3TS
07-25-2012, 06:26 PM
Bad shot selection and he isn't a pg, he's a very undersized sg.

KnicksorBust
07-26-2012, 07:32 AM
He had a Jeremy Lin like run one year after the All-Star break for the Knicks about 4 years ago. I'll remember him fondly but I'd never want him back. He needs the ball too much to contribute. A team who desperately needs scoring could use him. I'd say Hornets but I love what they're doing and I'd hate to see him come in and screw up a team with great potential.

Blitzbolt
07-26-2012, 09:27 AM
KD left him inside his backpack and lock it we are gonna have to wait for KD to come back from london.

BklynKnicks3
07-26-2012, 09:50 AM
Nate is nice just has bad shot selection at times i think he is a great fit for lakers they need a scorer of the bench

BklynKnicks3
07-26-2012, 09:50 AM
Nate > lin

PleaseBeNice
07-26-2012, 12:56 PM
Id take him over jimmer

GiantsSwaGG
07-26-2012, 01:15 PM
He's a short chucker

BobbyHillSwag
07-26-2012, 01:16 PM
Nate > lin

nah, lin is better than nate. Lin was vastly overrated though and probably wont do much on the rockets.

MassoDio
07-26-2012, 01:17 PM
Because he is Nate Robinson.

Raps Insider 12
07-26-2012, 04:15 PM
I don't know if somebody already posted this.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/iphone/basketball/2012/07/26/nate_robinson_rucker_park_new_york_shooting/

ewing
07-26-2012, 04:17 PM
b/c he is a 5'3 shooting guard who is only effective offensively when he ocassionally catches fire and is never effective defensively

mRc08
07-26-2012, 05:56 PM
If john lucas was pursued, nate should be.