If you’re intrigued by the prospect that Nate Robinson could be wearing the Golden Gate Bridge across his chest, then it may soon be coming true. Early reports indicate that the Warriors are close to signing the six year veteran whose rise to fame was with the New York Knicks, winning the Slam Dunk contest at only 5’9″. He was later signed by the Boston Celtics. A throw-in for the Kendrick Perkins-Jeff Green trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Robinson only gave about 3.3 points per game, 1.5 assists in about 7 minutes per game and only appeared in four games. OKC waived the guard, making him a free agent. Warriors are looking to give him a one year, one million deal.
What is the worth of this signing? Pretty much nothing. This is what those with inside knowledge call a low risk-high reward signing. He’s a great spark off the bench and can score, despite the lack of his size. He’s also apparently a hard worker and a defensive pest. But where will he fit in? Right now, it probably seems that the Warriors are lacking some veteran presence on the bench and on the court when the subs are in. Is he the answer to give Ellis and Curry the break they need? Probably not. But he does give another scoring punch, especially now that David Lee is still out and the Warriors are trying to find their style of play which is completely different with Mark Jackson at the helm.