NBA Rumors: Golden State Warriors Foolish to Pursue Nate Robinson

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistJanuary 4, 2012

PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 28:  Nate Robinson #4 of the Boston Celtics handles the ball during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on January 28, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Celtics 88-71. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Nate Robinson has had a whirlwind offseason. It started with him being waived by Oklahoma City on Christmas Eve, and he has been unable to find work since. His NBA embargo appears to be over, as the Golden State Warriors are close to signing him, according to the San Jose Mercury News

The report says that he could be signed, sealed and delivered to the Bay Area as early as today if he passes his physical. 

While the Warriors prepare to take on the Spurs on Wednesday, Robinson will take his physical in Oakland. If all goes well, he'll sign and join the team in Los Angeles in advance of Friday's game at the Lakers.

Robinson fills out the Warriors roster at 15, meaning the team won't have to release anyone. He figures to bring energy, scoring, toughness and experience off the bench.

The Warriors do need help in the backcourt, and Robinson is the best player available right now, but he does not seem to fit in with what head coach Marc Jackson wants the team to be now and in the future.

Signing Robinson is like putting a band-aid on a broken leg. They have a lot of problems that they have to remedy, like what is wrong with Klay Thompson and keeping Stephen Curry healthy, and Robinson does not do anything for those problems. 

Plus, it doesn't help that Robinson's arrogance and attitude have been called into question by all of his previous teams. What is he going to bring to a young team that is still trying to find its identity?

If Robinson is trying to hog all the glory for himself and not allow the other players on the team to participate, then this move is going to blow up in the face of the Warriors. 

I understand that they have a need for scoring right now, but you have to look at the bigger picture as well as what is right in front of you. Signing Robinson will be a bad move for the Warriors, and one that they will regret.