Tuesday , Jul , 31 , 2012 Matt Formica

Nate Robinson Going to Chicago

Nate Robinson Going to Chicago

NBA.com reported earlier this evening that point guard Nate Robinson has agreed to a contract and will be headed to the Bulls.

Hoopsvibe’s Quick Call:  The Washington native will be loved in Chicago.

Robinson, a Seattle native, was drafted out of the University of Washington and played his first few seasons with the Knicks before getting traded to Boston in 2010.  He was on the Celtics for just over a year until a somewhat strange trade landed him in Oklahoma City (along with Kendrick Perkins).  Robinson only played in four games with OKC and spent most of this past season with the Golden State Warriors. 

He averaged 11.2 points, 4.5 assists, and 2.0 in the 51 games he played in as a Warrior last season.  (Including a 111-106 overtime win against the eventual champion Miami Heat.  Robinson had a team-leading 24 points in that game).

The 5 foot 9 inch Robinson, or “Nate-Robb”, will join Kirk Hinrich in the backcourt for Chicago while superstar Derrick Rose recovers from a knee injury.

I’m a big Nate-Robb fan.  The guy is a stud athlete and I love the way he plays the game.  Whether he starts or comes off the bench, you know he’s going to bring unmatched intensity and passion to the floor. 

I think he will be a great fit for the Bulls as they create an identity without Derrick Rose.

A few facts about Nate Robb:

1.)  He has a 43.5 inch vertical leap
2.)  In 2010, he became the first three-time NBA Slam Dunk Champion
3.)  He went to Rainier Beach High School in Seattle.  He led his basketball team to the state championship and averaging 17.9 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals per game.  He was the 2002 AAA player of the year for football with 1,200 rushing yards, 500 yards receiving and 21 touchdowns.  He also set the state record in the 110-meter hurtles at 13.85 seconds.
4.)  He played football and basketball for the Washington Huskies.  His dad, Jacque Robinson, also went to UW, played football, and was the MVP in the 1982 Rose Bowl as well as the 1985 Orange Bowl.
5.)  Nate Robb is boss.

I’m looking forward to seeing that #2, or #4, or whatever number he chooses, in a Bulls uniform.

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