Nate Robinson, Nuggets agree to two-year deal

07/23/2013 10:53 AM ET
By Mike Tanowitz

Nate Robinson spent 2012-13 with the Chicago Bulls.(AP)
Veteran point guard Nate Robinson and the Denver Nuggets have agreed on a two-year, $4.1 million deal.

The 5-foot-9 guard spent last season in Chicago, averaging 13.1 points and 4.4 assists per game for the Bulls in the regular season. His role then grew in the playoffs, especially when Kirk Hinrich went down with a calf injury in their first round series against the Brooklyn Nets, and Robinson showed how electric he can be by averaging 16.3 points during the postseason with a high of 34 against the Nets.

On Monday, after agreeing with Denver, Robinson sent out a tweet on Monday thanking the “Windy City” for the past year.

The Nuggets will be the 29-year-old’s sixth team in the Association, and he will join another undersized but explosive guard in Ty Lawson in Denver’s backcourt while also reuniting with former Knicks teammates Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari.

Over his eight seasons with the Knicks, Celtics, Thunder, Warriors, and Bulls, Robinson has career averages of 11.5 points and 3.0 assists per game, and, despite his diminutive stature, he is also the only player to win the Slam Dunk Contest three times, having done so in 2006, 2009, and 2010.

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