Denver Nuggets' Nate Robinson Will Be A Fan Favorite

By Randy Drautz
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The Denver Nuggets just added a dynamic and explosive spark plug to their roster in NBA free agent Nate Robinson. He will get raucous standing ovations at Pepsi Center as he readies to enter the game off the bench. Turn the clock back just a few years and think about the rousing ovations Chris “Birdman” Andersen and the 5-foot-5 dynamo, Earl Boykins, received while coming off the bench for the Nuggets at Pepsi. Compared to these Denver fan favorites, I guarantee the decibel level will be magnified times two when the 5-foot-9 Robinson checks in at the scorer’s table in front of sold out home crowds.

Nuggets’ fans should be excited about the prospect of Ty Lawson and Nate playing in the backcourt together. Think of what a great complement Robinson can be taking over for Ty when he needs a breather. Not only has Robinson proven he can be an All-Star caliber point guard while playing in the place of the injured Derrick Rose for the Chicago Bulls, he has proven that he can flat out score the basketball from anywhere on the floor. I’m intrigued to see what the Nuggets will do with the aging veteran Andre Miller. Personally, I think he should be traded or waived before the start of the 2013–14 NBA season. However, Denver does have the option of keeping Dre and having arguably the most stacked backcourt in the league. Don’t forget their draft pick in point guard/ shooting guard Erick Green and the key addition of Randy Foye‘s lethal shooting.

New Nugget Nate Robinson will be a fan favorite at Pepsi Center in the upcoming 2013–14 NBA season. Whether it be his small stature and big heart, leaping ability and explosiveness or knack to juke defenders and score from anywhere on the floor, he will be a crowd pleaser in Denver.

Remember when little man Robinson used then Superman, Dwight Howard as a prop while dunking over him, dawning a kryptonite green New York Knicks jersey in the 2009 NBA Slam Dunk Contest? Inevitably, Nate won the contest that year on that very dunk. Speaking of the Knicks, he will be reunited with former Knicks’ teammates Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler in the Mile-High-City.

NBA fans have always loved small and explosive players. Obviously, there is no doubt the 5-foot-9 Nate Robinson fits in the forefront of this category. In Denver, there will be no exception. As I have alluded to above, Nuggets’ fans will go absolutely nuts for Nate.

Randy Drautz is a Denver Nuggets writer for  Follow him on  Twitter @RDrautz, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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