Posted by Julian Benbow, Globe Staff December 21, 2009 05:09 PM
So this one's been going around all day. What you see above has pretty much been Nate Robinson's role with the Knicks the past nine games, since he was all chummy with Dwight Howard before a loss in Orlando.
Howard tried to get him out of Mike D'Antoni's doghouse. Nothing. His rap sheet from this season alone includes shooting at the wrong basket and celebrating while a play was still going. Now, Robinson, or his representative at least, is saying he wants out of New York altogether.
The Knicks, for what it's worth, are 6-3 since sitting Robinson. It's hard to believe that Robinson would fit the defense-first mold the Celtics have established, but it's not like he hasn't had his moments in the Garden.
Nate Robinson has been locked out of the Knicks’ rotation and pushed to the edge of irrelevancy. His future surely lies beyond New York, and his agent is now pushing to accelerate the process. Aaron Goodwin, who has represented Robinson for his entire career, said it was time for the Knicks and Robinson to part ways. “I want to do what I can to get Nate out of New York,” Goodwin said in a telephone interview Saturday afternoon. “There’s no reason to allow this kid’s career to get rotted by what’s going on here in New York.”Guess where he wants to go, according to Chris Sheridan:
A source close to the Robinson camp tells ESPN.com there's one place the former slam-dunk champion would truly like to land if a trade can be worked out: Boston. If that can't happen, Robinson wants a buyout, believing he will be able to sign with one of the top contending teams in the league, including the Lakers, Cleveland and Orlando -- the thinking being that he can provide the instant offensive boost for any of those teams that he once provided for the Knicks.