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NBA free agency rumors: Nuggets show interest in Nate Robinson, per report

The Nuggets could look towards Nate Robinson for some affordable scoring punch.


The Denver Nuggets have expressed "certifiable interest in trying to sign" free agent guard Nate Robinson,'s Marc Stein reported Saturday. It's unclear what sort of terms the two sides might be discussing, but a multi-year deal wouldn't be surprising.

A journeyman of sorts over the past few seasons, Robinson spent 2012-13 in a unexpectedly large role with the Chicago Bulls. Powering the team's offense during a run to the second round of the postseason, he provided huge value to Chicago on a one-year, minimum-salary deal.

This time around, it's hard to envision Robinson settling for such a small sum. After a solid year with the Bulls, where he not only provided the team with an offensive spark, but managed to get huge playoff minutes from defensive-minded coach Tom Thibodeau, the 29-year-old presumably hopes to cash in.

Denver doesn't seem like a perfect fit with Ty Lawson and Andre Miller covering point guard duties, but Robinson could fill a role scoring off the bench. With Andre Iguodala heading to Golden State, Wilson Chandler will presumably step up into a starting role, but there should still be some room for a reserve who can bring scoring punch.

Playing all 82 games last season, Robinson averaged 13.1 points and 4.4 assists per game with Chicago. His shooting was surprisingly efficient, as he knocked down over 40 percent of his three-pointers while taking more than four per game.

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