Former Knick Nate Robinson is still looking for a team, but the search may be over soon.
USA Today’s Sam Amick reported that the Nuggets are “closing in” on the free agent and a deal may be completed today.
According to the New York Daily News, the Knicks reached out to Robinson this off-season. The 29-year-old is not expected to return to the Chicago Bulls with Derrick Rose now healthy.
Robinson was a key part of Chicago’s incredible run into the playoffs last season, as he helped make up for the losses of Rose, Luol Deng, and Kirk Hinrich. He scored 27 points against Miami in Chicago’s first-round Game 1 victory. Along with his scoring ability, Robinson is known for his tough perimeter defense, which is another draw for the Knicks.
New York can only sign Robinson for a veteran minimum contract. The Daily News also reported that Robinson would only consider returning to the Knicks if he doesn’t receive a larger offer elsewhere.
Since the Knicks traded Robinson to the Boston Celtics in 2010, he has played for four different NBA teams.