Nate Robinson began the season with the Denver Nuggets, but coming off of an ACL tear a season ago, was putting up career-low scoring and field goal percentage numbers.
Robinson was traded to the Celtics in January, but negotiated a buyout so that he would be free to sign with a contender before the playoffs began.
That day has evidently arrived, at least temporarily.
Matt Barnes may have broken the news, which has since been confirmed by Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports and Sam Amick of USA Today: Robinson will sign a 10-day contract with the Clippers, and is expected to be available for Sunday’s nationally televised contest against the Warriors.
Robinson will be reunited with Doc Rivers, whom he played for as a member of the 2010 Celtics team that lost to the Lakers in the NBA Finals. Glen Davis was a member of that squad, too, and the pair had some effective moments during that series — but that was almost five years ago now, and this move seems more like a desperate one than anything else.
The Clippers have a severe lack of depth on their roster, especially offensively. Once you get past Jamal Crawford, there’s no one who can be counted on to provide scoring as part of the reserve unit on anything resembling a consistent basis.
Robinson should get more than a fair opportunity to show whether or not he can help to change that.