Nate Robinson caught on with the Clippers recently, and has averaged 5.1 points and 2.2 assists in 14 minutes per contest as a reserve in nine total appearances.
But after his second 10-day contract expired, his future with the team is in doubt as L.A. waits to see if a recent knee injury will continue to force him out of action.
Guard Nate Robinson sat out Wednesday’s game at New York with a sore left knee, his second 10-day contract expires today (Thursday) and he will not be re-signed just yet because of the injury, a league spokesman said.
The spokesman said the Clippers will see how Robinson’s knee is recovering before making a decision on whether to bring him back for the rest of the season.
Once a player completes two 10-day contracts, a team must ink him for the rest of the season if it wants to retain that player’s services.
The Clippers have needed Robinson with Jamal Crawford being sidelined, and Crawford’s status to return remains uncertain.
That means the Clippers will wisely wait before re-signing Robinson, because if the injury forces him to miss an extended amount of time, they may need to find someone else to contribute during those much-needed minutes off the bench.