OKC Thunder: Nate Robinson's Arrival Didn't Turn out as Expected
Nate Robinson was brought in to provide solid bench production at point guard. Instead, he hardly played
With Kendrick Perkins coming in, the Thunder were set up front with him, Serge Ibaka and Nick Collison. With the other half of the trade, Nate Robinson, Oklahoma City picked up one of the more dangerous bench scorers in the league.
Neither addition really made much of an impact, and it was as if Robinson wasn't even there. He played only four games to end the season, then played 12 minutes the entire postseason.
So should the Thunder keep him as a third PG or try to trade him? He made more money than both Russell Westbrook and Eric Maynor last season, and has one year left at $4.5 million.
Of any player on the Thunder who makes over $3 million, Robinson plays the least minutes and carries the smallest impact, if this year is any indicator.
Injury problems not withstanding, General Manager Sam Presti should not wait for Robinson to be healthy to discover what his role can be.
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