Krypt-O-Gone? The Future of Nate Robinson As a New York Knick

Vinny YeagerCorrespondent IJuly 6, 2009

NEW YORK - MARCH 07:  Nate Robinson #4 of the New York Knicks looks on against the Charlotte Bobcats on March 7, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. 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 Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Nate Robinson can be one of the most exciting players in the entire NBA. He brings flash and style to his game, and you never know what he is going to do next when he has the ball.

Even though he can be some what crazy with the ball, over the past couple of seasons with the New York Knicks, he has truly matured as a professional basketball player. He could have easily won the Sixth Man of the Year award this past season because of his outstanding play coming off the bench.

Yet, although that may seem good and all, sometimes that "Showtime" type of basketball and continuous arguing with the officials would damage Robinson's reputation.

Knicks' head coach Mike D'Antoni would hate it when Robinson would make careless mistakes with the ball or pick up silly technical fouls, and D'Antoni would always give him an earful when he came off to the bench.

As of last week, Robinson is now a free agent, and there is a possibility that he may not be back in New York next season. Knicks' president Donnie Walsh wants to try to re-sign Robinson, as well as fellow Knick free agent David Lee, but he just may not be worth it.

During this offseason, the Knicks are making and trying to make moves to help their depth at the guard position, and that could be a sign that Robinson is on his way out the door.

New York drafted Florida State guard Toney Douglas with the 29th pick in this year's draft and are still trying to see if they can get a shot at making a deal for the Timberwolves first round draft pick, Ricky Rubio.

On top of that, the Knick's also signed guard Morris Almond, Utah's 2007 first round draft pick, to their summer league roster and have intentions on signing to him to the regular season roster as well.

Even with those moves at the guard position, the Knicks are still interested in bringing Jason Kidd to the team, even though it looks like he will be going back to the Dallas Mavericks.

As for Robinson, he has been getting some interest from the Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, as well as some other teams that are in need of a guard.

Robinson as been a spark plug for the Knicks over the past couple of seasons and has filled the seats of Madison Square Garden with his exciting style of play. Yet, that may come back to haunt him and he may not be suiting up for New York next season.

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