HoopsHype Nate Robinson rumors

July 21, 2014 Updates

Richard Sherman’s charity softball game, which drew over 22,000 spectators at SafeCo Field on Sunday. Participants in the game included Nate Robinson, Lawyer Milloy, Macklemore, Kobe Bryant, Shawn Kemp, Russell Wilson, and a bunch of Sherman’s other Seahawks teammates. Kobe homered and later claimed he hadn’t swung a bat in 20 years, which, more likely than not, was a blatant lie. Sherman also went deep, and that zany Russell Wilson tagged Kobe out at third base with the hidden ball trick. He knows what it takes to win. The Big Lead

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The team already has 12 players with guaranteed contracts for next season, and another — Quincy Miller — whose contract would become guaranteed on opening day next season. Two of those contracts, Nate Robinson's and Darrell Arthur's, are player options. Both have told The Denver Post they plan to stay with the Nuggets next season. Denver Post

March 6, 2014 Updates

Nate Robinson has certainly made the list of the missed. He's around, but not in uniform. The Nuggets' bench has suffered without him. But he'll be back. He promises. Robinson plans to be around at the start of next season. The business end of that means he'll exercise his player option to do so. Robinson signed a two-year deal with the Nuggets last summer, and that second year will pay him $2.1 million in 2014-15. He had never torn an ACL until he did so in January, which knocked him out for the season. So the rehab is all new to him. Denver Post

"Things happen," Robinson said. "God always has a plan for everybody. So, it's just another obstacle that I've got to hop over and keep pushing. But for me, it's going push me to continue to work hard. You can't take your game for granted. It just shows your character. It shows how hard and how bad you really want it. I'm a player that, I love this game. I'm going to come back strong and ready to play." Asked if he'd be ready for training camp in the fall, Robinson said, "Yeah, for sure." His production off the bench has been missed. In 44 games, he averaged 10.4 points in just under 20 minutes and shot 37.7 percent from the 3-point line. Denver Post

February 1, 2014 Updates

The second concerns Robinson. At the beginning of this season he was playing the wait-and-see game as to whether he would pick up the player option for next season, the last in his two-year deal with the Nuggets. That, now, given the surgery and impending rehab, should be a lock. It is a $2.1 million option that he has until June 30 to officially decide on, but the security of knowing he has a year to show teams he’s back and capable of playing at high level will drive this decision. Denver Post

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Denver Nuggets guard Nate Robinson and Hall of Fame shooting guard Reggie Miller are two superbly confident players with a basketball in their hands. It's no different when they pick up a ping-pong paddle. Robinson and Miller recently squared off in the Nuggets players’ lounge to see who reigned supreme in table tennis. Their match was filmed for a feature on NBA TV’s “Inside Stuff.” NBA.com

December 7, 2013 Updates

Exactly a week after Nate Robinson made comments about being a "target" of NBA referees — an eternity of time to be punished for mere words — the league fined him $25,000. The fine came as a surprise to his head coach, Brian Shaw. "I was actually surprised today when I got notification that he'd gotten fined," Shaw said Friday. "I know that it's something that we've been working with him on, in terms of, I tell him every game, 'Let me deal with the referees, you just play the game.' "But we know he's a fiery competitor and seems to always have to have the last word." Denver Post

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