A successful partnership continues: Nate Robinson re-signs with Boston Celtics
The Celtics are about to extend their relationship with Nate Robinson, after all. The team, according to a league source, just reached agreement with their backup point guard on a two-year deal that will pay him approximately $4 million per season.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Nate ‘Kryptonite’ Robinson was a natural fit with the green Boston Celtics, so he’s staying for two more seasons.
Reports indicate Robinson has agreed to terms with Boston on a multi-year deal, which is good for player and team.
The reigning Slam Dunk champion eventually thrived in a back-up role for player-friendly coach Doc Rivers. The likeable Rivers tapped into many of Robinson’s strengths, getting the most out of his energy and enthusiasm in the Eastern Conference Finals and NBA Finals.
Robinson accepted when coaches and teammates held him accountable. For instance, he didn’t complain after falling out the rotation at the end of the regular season and in the early stages of the playoffs.
The coaching staff never lost faith in Robinson, though, turning to him in game six of the Eastern Conference Finals against Orlando and giving him key minutes in the championship series against the Los Angeles Lakers.
So it worked. Both sides trust each other.
Expect Robinson to back-up Rajon Rondo and, at times, play next to the NBA’s best young table-setter when Rivers goes small and quick.
And expect Rivers to give Robinson enough leeway to ‘express’ himself on-court. In other words, the fist pumps, chest bumps, and emotion will continue.
If last May and June were any indication, it sounds like a match made in heaven.
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