With his reputation before the season started, if someone were to say that Robinson was going to be a mentor and leader on a team trying to play winning basketball, you would have wanted to admit him.
Now, he's a changed man.
Like Chauncey Billups and others who have had to find their way in the NBA, maybe this is the year Nate Robinson has found his.
While Nate isn't quite up to Billups' talent level, everything he has shown the Warriors this season proves that he's a new man and has been everything that he wanted to be before the season began when he stated:
"One team's trash is another team's treasure," he said. "With whatever team that I land on they know they're going to get everything out of me. I'm going to come to practice early -- first one there, last one to leave.
"I work hard every day, practice every day and play hard in games whether it's one minute, 10 minutes, 30 minutes or 40 minutes...I'm going to always cheer for my teammates, as everybody sees all the time. I'll be the first guy off the bench, congratulating my guys or picking them up off the floor—doing everything a player is supposed to do."
That's' exactly what he's giving the Warriors, and that's someone I would want on my team. As he looks like he's turning over a new leaf in his career, the Warriors would be wise to keep him around and see what turns over.