Nate Robinson for Delonte West?

Frankie AnetzbergerContributor IIDecember 20, 2009

I know Cleveland fans will rag on me for this idea but I believe this trade would work well for both sides. Yesterday ESPN announced that Nate Robinson's agent is requesting a trade from the Knicks. Nate has been in D'Antoni's dog house for this season and it has finally boiled over.

Nate is currently averaging 10.9 PPG and 3.2 APG in 22 minutes. He has been present for every New York game which is something Delonte can't say about the Cavs. Delonte West is averaging 6.3 PPG and 2.9 APG in 21 minutes. I realize that given Delonte's external affairs he hasn't been able to shine as he has in years past but he is only becoming a problem for the Cavaliers.

It doesn't seem that appealing to New York to carry a player similar to Stephon Marbury as far as problems go, but he is a producer of offense when he isn't tied down with legal issues. I believe it is appealing for the Cavs however. Robinson wouldn't play a heavy role in their offense and he is a firecracker when he plays. Between Nate, Jamario, and Lebron, the Q would be rocking the entire 48 minutes of the game.

The only real question is, does New York want to gamble on a player that has problems off the court? And I guess the other question is, would Delonte be able to handle the New York media with all of his baggage?

At least for the Cavaliers, I say why not give it a shot?