January 4, 2012
Warriors Sign Free Agent Guard Nate Robinson
Six-Year Veteran Averaged 6.8 Points And 1.9 Assists In 59 Games With Boston & Oklahoma City Last Season
The Golden State Warriors have signed free agent guard Nate Robinson, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
Robinson, 27, appeared in 59 regular-season games combined between the Boston Celtics and the Oklahoma City Thunder last season, averaging 6.8 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 17.2 minutes. The 5’9” guard played a majority of the season with Boston, appearing in 55 games and averaging 7.1 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 17.9 minutes. In 11 starting assignments with the Celtics, Robinson averaged 12.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 33.2 minutes. After being traded to Oklahoma City on February 24, 2011, he appeared in four regular-season games and three postseason games for the Thunder. He was waived by the Thunder on December 24, 2011.
Originally selected by the Phoenix Suns in the first round (#21 overall) of the 2005 NBA Draft out of the University of Washington and traded on draft night to the New York Knicks, Robinson owns career averages of 11.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 23.0 minutes over six seasons with the Knicks, Celtics and Thunder. The Seattle native had his finest season in 2008-09 with New York when he averaged 17.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.28 steals in 29.9 minutes over 74 games. That season he finished third in voting for the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award and won the second of his three NBA Slam Dunk titles at NBA All-Star 2009 in Phoenix (also won 2006 in Houston and 2010 in Dallas).
Robinson will wear uniform #2 and join the team in Los Angeles tomorrow in advance of Friday’s game against the Lakers.