The Clippers’ fans and price per head wagering companies were very excited to learn that the team acquired the services of guard Nate Robinson on a 10-day deal.
On Saturday, the player joined the ranks of the Clippers and will start in a game against the Warriors on Sunday.
“It’s just that we needed another guy and to me he has the most experience,” said Doc Rivers, Clippers coach. “You know, we’d rather have a 3 or someone like that probably, but when I look at it I don’t really care about positions sometimes. I’d rather get a guy that’s been in the league, can score and has experience.”
“I know Nate. I’ve coached him. So I have a comfort there.”
The team was interested in signing Robinson after the player was available this year in January, but the Clippers’ necessity to get the player became bigger after Jamal Crawford ended up on the sidelines earlier this week due to a contusion on his right calf. The Clippers don’t know when he can return to action
“I just know from last year he was out 10 or 15 days — maybe longer, I think,” said Rivers. “It’s the same injury, so why not bring another guy in until he comes back?”
On the 14th of January, the Celtics were able to reach a buyout with the guard after a trade that saw him join the Nuggets. Price per head wagering companies saw that Robinson was only able to have an average of 5.8 points scored in 14.1 minutes of playing time in each game played for Denver.
“I’ve just been working out, going back from L.A. to Seattle, trying to stay in the best shape as I could,” said Robinson.
The guard also said that amongst his other possible options, the Clippers were the best team that he could join.
“[Chicago] was one of the options along with the Wizards, the Cavs and a couple of other teams,” said Robinson. “But the Clippers were really on me, so I think this will be a better fit.”
Robinson was playing in Boston for Rivers in parts of the seasons of 2009-2010 and 2010-2011, and in their run to the NBA Finals of 2010 he also became a part of a 1-2 punch out of the bench alongside Glen Davis, who is currently a forward for the Clippers.
“Just being here and being under Doc’s system again is definitely going to be comfortable for me,” said Robinson. “I know all the plays, so it won’t be hard to really just come in and just help the team and run a team how he wants me to.”