DENVER – The Denver Nuggets appear ready to quicken an already speedy backcourt by bringing in Nate Robinson.
The veteran point guard agreed to a two-year deal Monday, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal hadn’t been officially announced.
Robinson, a former standout for the Washington Huskies and Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, reportedly will make $4.03 million over two years and has a player option for the second year.
Robinson, 29, joins Ty Lawson to give the Nuggets a tandem that can zoom 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.
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The Denver Post first reported the deal.
The 5-foot-9 Robinson averaged 13.1 points for the Chicago Bulls last season and averaged 16.3 in the playoffs. The Bulls were the fifth team he has played for in eight pro seasons. Robinson is a three-time winner of the league’s slam-dunk contest.
Soon after reaching his decision to sign with Denver, Robinson wrote on his Twitter account that it was a difficult decision to leave the Bulls: “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.”
It 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, Tim Connelly, and hired coach Brian Shaw to take over for George Karl, a former Sonics coach who was ousted by the Nuggets.
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|Nate Robinson’s per-game, regular-season averages in minutes (Min) and points (Pts)|