A few weeks ago Golden State Warriors guard Nate Robinson was probably wondering if he would suit up for an NBA team this season. He played 55 games last regular season with the Boston Celtics before being traded to Oklahoma City and appearing in 4 games for the Thunder. OKC waived Robinson last month. His reputation as someone who likes to joke around and not be a model teammate probably played a part in the lack of interest in him until the Warriors came calling.
With Stephen Curry battling an ankle injury Robinson has provided a spark for Golden State and played well in his opportunities. Coming into today Robinson has played in 7 games this season and failed to score in double digits in only one, his first game. Against the Heat earlier this month he had a season-high 24 points and hit all 14 of his free-throw attempts. Last night against the Cavaliers Robinson had 17 points and a team-high 10 assists.
In this video from Nate’s YouTube channel you can see the veteran guard with hometown friend, and Sacramento Kings rookie, Isaiah Thomas as they prepare for the season.
It sounds like Robinson has had made a good impression on new Warriors head coach Mark Jackson.
“Thank God for second chances,” Jackson said. “Just like everybody else in my locker room, whatever folks say about him I haven’t seen it. He’s been great in the locker room, great on the plane, great on the bus and spectacular on the court.”
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