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2013 NBA Free Agency: Denver Nuggets Need To Sign Nate Robinson

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

If the Denver Nuggets sign Nate Robinson, they will instantly become title contenders. Last Saturday, ESPN’s Marc Stein broke the news that the Nuggets have inquired strong interest in Robinson via twitter.

As of now, the Nuggets have Ty LawsonAndre MillerEvan Fournier and Randy Foye to play at the guard positions.  The team hasn’t offered rookie Erick Green a contract, yet. The Nuggets will undoubtedly sign another guard to the roster in the coming weeks.

The eight-year veteran has pure explosiveness on offense, and a knack for putting up big numbers in important games.

The Nuggets struggled shooting the ball from three in 2012-13. They finished tied for 25th-worst in shooting percentage from three at 34.3 percent. Robinson could help the Nuggets from long range, as he shot 41 percent from deep last season.

Last season, Robinson averaged 13.1 points, 4.4 assists and two rebounds in 17 minutes for the Chicago Bulls. He had a spectacular run in the the playoffs putting up 16.3 points and 4.4  assists in 12 playoff games. The 5-foot-9 point guard lead the Bulls in beating the Brooklyn Nets in seven games in the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs before falling to the Miami Heat in five.

In a triple-overtime win in game five versus the Nets, Robinson scored 23 points in the fourth quarter to help the Bulls overcome a double-digit deficit with three minutes left to play. Robinson fell one point short of tying Michael Jordan’s franchise playoff record for most points in a quarter. He finished the game with 34 points.

Time to make your move, Nuggets.

Jordan Morey is a Denver Nuggets writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.