Nate Robinson to Re-Sign with the Celtics
- Updated: July 16, 2010
UPDATE: Details of the deal have been released. Looks like Robinson will be in Celtics green for another two years. Here is more from the Herald:
The Celtics are about to extend their relationship with Nate Robinson, after all.
The team, according to a league source, just reached agreement with their backup point guard on a two-year deal that will pay him approximately $4 million per season.
Agent Aaron Goodwin, who had told the Herald early in the week that a deal could be reached by the end of the week, turned out to be quite the sage. Agreement came after a brief slowdown in talks on Thursday.
Robinson, according to Goodwin, had made an unspecified concession, and the guard was in the process of waiting for the Celtics to make a concession of their own.
By this morning, both sides were satisfied. The Celtics, with many other needs to fill with minimum contracts, no longer have to list point guard among those needs.
It’s not official yet, but according to Marc Spears’ Twitter, Nate Robinson will be re-signing with the Celtics very soon:
Nate Robinson will re-sign with Celtics, a league source told Y! Sports. More info coming soon.
Great news. Our bench is lacking and Nate is a great guy to keep around. As far as other moves that haven’t been made, Paul Pierce has the same opinion as most of us. He spoke earlier about the Celtics free agency so far:
Pierce said he was disappointed the Celtics lost Tony Allen to Memphis, and that the Celtics has “a lot of work to do” to build another championship-caliber team.
“We got a lot [to do] right now,” Pierce said during the conference call. “We lost [Tony Allen], we don’t have Nate [Robinson], we might not have Rasheed [Wallace]. We’ve got to add a bench. We’ve got our work cut out. We need perimeter defense and we need to add a backup point guard to help out [Rajon] Rondo, if Nate doesn’t come back. And we need another big.”
But Pierce was happy with the acquisition of Jermaine O’Neal.
“I thought it was a great move picking up Jermaine [O’Neal], giving us an inside presence in case Rasheed retires, but sometimes I’m looking at all the players signing and wish we would get on the ball a little bit. I trust in Danny to put a good team around us, but I’m sitting here watching all these good players fall to other teams.”
As far as the changes to the lastest Eastern Conference favorites, the Heat, Pierce had positive things to say about LeBron James‘ televised “Decision,” and the power threesome leading the team on South Beach.
“It’s a new day and time, man,” Pierce said when asked if James took his revelation too far. “Everything has become a production. You see people living in their homes on reality TV, man. It’s a new day and time.”
On James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, Pierce said, “The beginning of a new era … I think you’ll see more of this. Superstars are going to get together now to form teams. You’re hearing now about Chris Paul and [Carmelo Anthony] getting together to join Amar’e (Stoudemire) in New York next year. I think this is the way things are going to happen now.”