The Clippers have dived into the “buyout bargain bin” and signed 5’9 Nate Robinson to a 10-day contract, according to Yahoo’s Marc J. Spears.
RealGM’s Shams Charania reports that Robinson worked out for the Clippers yesterday and had dinner with the front office last night before signing this morning.
The three-time NBA Dunk Contest Champion says he will be available to play tomorrow against the Warriors.
The Clippers have lacked another guard after making the Austin Rivers trade and waiving back-up point guard Jordan Farmar back in January.
Robinson will provide a scoring punch off the bench in the absence of Jamal Crawford who’s missed the past couple of games with a right calf contusion. The injury isn’t deemed serious but there is currently no timetable for his return.
Rumor has it the Clippers also were interested in signing a slightly taller recruit:
Clippers strongly considering possible deal with free agent Andre Emmett, league sources tell RealGM. Emmett was leader for D-League MVP.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 7, 2015
Robinson was traded from the Denver to Boston in exchange for Jameer Nelson last month; he was waived two days later by the Celtics without playing a game.
In 33 games with the Nuggets this season Robinson averaged 5.8 points per game, 2.3 assists per game and 1.2 rebounds per game in 14.1 minutes per game.
Robinson announced the signing via his Instagram account a short time ago:
His new Clipper teammates expressed their excitement online as well:
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— Spencer Hawes (@spencerhawes00) March 7, 2015
Nate Robinson was part of coach Doc Rivers’ 2010 Celtics team that went to the NBA Finals and will also join fellow Seattle-natives Spencer Hawes and Jamal Crawford on the team.
The Clippers will be the seventh NBA team Robinson has played for.