Milwaukee Bucks Must Sign Nate Robinson in 2013 NBA Free Agency

By Michael Terrill
Milwaukee Bucks Must Sign Nate Robinson in 2013 NBA Free Agency
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The Milwaukee Bucks have not acquired any new players since the Atlanta Hawks stomped on their dreams of acquiring point guard Jeff Teague. The Bucks have signed a couple players, but they were moves that were already agreed upon. Milwaukee did use the amnesty clause on forward Drew Gooden, which means the Bucks could be getting ready to add a couple more pieces to the roster. One player in particular that needs to be signed is point guard Nate Robinson.

There are several NBA teams who are interested in one of the more underrated guards in the league, especially after the season he had last year. Robinson averaged 13.1 points, 4.4 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 1.0 steal per game in 82 regular season contests (23 starts). He also shot 43.3 percent from the field and 40.5 percent from beyond the arc in 25.4 minutes per game. In a season without Derrick Rose, Robinson stepped up and did wonders for the Chicago Bulls.

It is no secret that the Bucks want to part ways with point guard Brandon Jennings, something they must do after making an obvious play for Teague. By already signing Luke Ridnour and acquiring Robinson in free agency, Milwaukee would be able to comfortably do a sign-and-trade with Jennings.

Robinson would fit in nicely with what the Bucks are trying to do on offense. Obviously, his size could be an issue on defense, but he puts in a solid effort that will make up for that. There is no question he would be a tremendous asset off the bench that Milwaukee must have in order to compete in the Eastern Conference next season.

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