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It's been awhile since Nate (#2) was in the mood to get this goofy.
Last year, Rainier Beach High and University of Washington alum Nate

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For Lease: 5'8" Ex-Husky Point Guard and Defending NBA Dunk Champion, Low Mileage, Might Be Willing to Relocate to Boston

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It's been awhile since Nate (#2) was in the mood to get this goofy.
Last year, Rainier Beach High and University of Washington alum Nate Robinson was the king of New York, dazzling Knick fans during an otherwise trying season with his infectious energy and spectacular feats of athleticism. But then came an off-season in which he found himself surprisingly unwanted, which resulted in his signing a reupping for a mere year with the Knicks after flirting with playing in Greece.

Now Nate finds himself in Coach Mike D'Antoni's doghouse and chained to the bench, which has compelled his Seattle-based agent, Aaron Goodwin, to begin plotting Nate's escape from New York.

Goodwin wants the Knicks to trade or buy out his client so he can play elsewhere, and Knick GM Donnie Walsh appears happy to oblige. And while Nate the Great says he'd love for it to work out in the Apple, he wouldn't mind packing his bags for Boston if it came to that.

The only question is: What kind of basketball sense does it make for the Celtics to acquire Robinson?

Sure, they've long been in need of a pure backup point guard for some time now, but they won a championship without one, and Robinson is anything but a pure backup point guard. Rather, he's an undersized, shoot-first combo guard, a role which current Celtic Eddie House already plays to near perfection (if "near perfection" can indeed be used to describe such a classification of player). And ever since D'Antoni benched Nate, the Knicks' performance has improved from downright awful to marginally respectable.

The likeliest destination, then, would be a crappy team in need of a crowd-pleasing personality to put fannies in seats. In other words, Nate can keep his crib in Manhattan and try a Nets jersey on for size.

 
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