Rumor: Boston Celtics Show Interest In Nate Robinson

Andrew PalumboSenior Analyst IJanuary 20, 2010

NEW YORK - JANUARY 07:  Nate Robinson #2 of the New York Knicks celebrates a slam dunk against the Charlotte Bobcats at Madison Square Garden January 7, 2010 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 Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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Yahoo! Sports NBA writer Mark Spears suggested on a Boston radio station interview that the Boston Celtics have recently made an offer to the New York Knicks for Nate Robinson.

Robinson, who has had an erratic season of extreme highs and lows, has been rumored for months to be a piece that the Celtics may be interested in.

The pint-sized guard's ability to handle the ball off of the bench as well as take over scoring responsibilities make him an attractive player to the Boston front office.

The highflying guard is best known for his two wins in the NBA All-Star Weekend dunk contests. He is returning in early February to defend his title in the hopes of becoming the only NBA player to ever win the event three times.

If this rumor is true, does the move make sense for the Celtics?

Is the potential upside worth the risk of taking on a player who has racked up a handful of DNP's this season reportedly due to differences with coach Mike D'Antoni?

Let me know what you think about this potential trade.