Sunday , Oct , 05 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Mike D’Antoni: Nate Robinson is ‘scary athletic’

Even though Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni isn’t ready to determine his rotation, he liked what he saw from Nate Robinson during New York’s first week of practice.

"I’m really surprised with him and how good he is," D’Antoni said of the 5-foot-9 guard after the team broke training camp at Skidmore College on Saturday. "He can play a lot of systems, but I do think that the way we want to play an open court, that will benefit him as much or more than anybody.

"He’s just — he is athletic as can be. He’s scary athletic, and fast."