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Probably the biggest must-avoid free agent on our list, Nate Robinson is likely to be a huge bust for whomever he inks the contract with due to the fact that he's not going be as mentally motivated to play with a chip on his shoulder. Think of it this way—when you're comfortable, you become complacent.
Nate was inked to a previous salary of $854,389, a number way below his current perceived value at the moment. After his nice postseason run and solid season, however? That number is going to up big because a contender is going to want Nate as a spark plug coming off their bench, and there may even be a fringe team that wants to sign an undersized, one-dimensional scorer for some odd reason.
There's no way Nate will feel like he has anything to prove once he gets the contract he's been looking for, and although his numbers were improved this year, more should go into a personnel decision than nifty stats. The Jazz should consider their necessities as well.
The Jazz need a starting point guard that can run an offense, and at least be serviceable on both sides of the floor if possible. Better they have a guard who is by no means a one-man scoring machine, but can at least make smart decisions and play decent defense on the other end of the floor.
Nate has a scorer's mentality, but he's 5'8". He lacks the length and height to stay in front of a lot of bigger, faster guards, and as a result, he's a constant defensive mismatch when he's on the floor.
He also shoots at a high clip, and when he's not scoring, he's not playing defense, and he's really not making anybody else better. Not to mention his terrible decisions at times hinder the collective tempo on offense.
Nate is perfect for a contender in need of a sixth man, but he's a terrible fit for Utah, and he's without a doubt the biggest must-avoid free agent due to the amount of hype surrounding him.