Sources: Robinson, Nuggets agree to deal
Nate Robinson and the Denver Nuggets have agreed to a two-year contract worth just more than $4 million, the Denver Post reported Monday.
The deal is for the Nuggets' biannual salary-cap exception, which is worth $4.1 million, a source confirmed to Windhorst.
The 5-foot-9 Robinson played in a career-high 82 games last season with the Chicago Bulls, averaging 13.1 points and 4.4 assists.
Although he served primarily as a backup in his only season in Chicago, Robinson was an important offensive player for the injury-plagued Bulls and averaged 16.3 points per game in the playoffs.
Robinson said on his Twitter account that he will miss playing for the Bulls.
Chicago will always have a place in my heart I'm a miss all my teammates it was a treat playing along side of all of them all stand up guys— Nate Robinson (@nate_robinson) July 22, 2013
I know the nba is a Business but when u build friendships with guys on the team it's hard to say goodbye ... Thanks again chitown one love— Nate Robinson (@nate_robinson) July 22, 2013
Robinson, 29, figures to again play in a reserve role under first-year coach Brian Shaw with the Nuggets, who already feature star point guard Ty Lawson.
The Denver Post reported earlier Monday that Robinson agreed to join the Nuggets.
Robinson joins Lawson to give the Nuggets a tandem that can fly up and down the floor. The addition of Robinson also creates a backlog in the backcourt, with the Nuggets already having up-and-comer Evan Fournier, veteran Andre Miller, rookie Erick Green and newly acquired Randy Foye.
This has been a bustling offseason for a Denver squad that won a franchise-best 57 games only to bow out in the first round for the fourth straight season. The team also brought in a new general manager in Tim Connelly and hired Shaw to take over for George Karl, the NBA Coach of the Year who was ousted.
Then, the Nuggets overhauled their roster as they sent Andre Iguodala, their top perimeter defender, to Golden State in a sign-and-trade deal that also involved Utah and eventually landed Foye in Denver.
Nearly two weeks ago, the Nuggets bolstered their frontcourt by signing free agent forward J.J. Hickson to a three-year deal.
With the addition of Robinson, the team now has six new players on the roster, along with a first-year head coach.
ESPNLosAngeles.com's Ramona Shelburne and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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