With less than 24 hrs in the NBA trading deadline, the Boston Celtics know that they can't win a championship with the way they've been playing. Many sources have confirmed that by the end of the deadline Nate Robinson, of the New York Knicks, will be the newest member of the Celtics.
The supposed deal would include Eddie House and a 2nd round pick for Nate Robinson. Personally, it is a good move for the Celtics. It gives them the backup point guard they have been looking for, and more importantly a much stronger bench.
Robinson is the three-time Slam Dunk Champion. This season he has averaged 13.2 ppg and 3.7 apg compared to Eddie House's 7.2 ppg and 1.0 apg. Robinson is a better all-around player, and also plays better defense than House.
So why would the Knicks trade him? Well, apparently there is a lot of problems between Robinson and Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni. There have been numerous occasions of them yelling at each other during games, which have led to Robinson being benched a few times. Robinson is sick of being there and just wants to be on a winning team. He has a no trade clause, so he told the Knicks that he would only accept a deal with the Celtics, Magic, or Lakers.
Its also important to note that D'Antoni said that Robinson is not at tonight's Knicks' game because of supposed "flu-like symptoms." In reality, that means he's on the verge of being traded.
It was nice knowing Eddie House, and the excitement he brings to the team. With that being said he forces too many shots and this Celtics team will be much better off with Nate Robinson.
The big question now is if Danny Ainge thinks this is enough to carry them the rest of the way. Time will tell if Ray Allen or Big Baby have played their last game as a Celtic as well.
*If things change I will have an update below*
Well its official that the Celtics have traded for Nate Robinson, but the deal is slightly different. The trade goes as is Eddie House, J.R. Giddens, and Bill Walker for Nate Robinson and Marcus Landry. So pretty much its still House for Robinson and I'm okay with letting Giddens and Walker go. Both of them were probably not going to be resigned, however some people don't like the move now. There have be reports suggesting that the Celtics may just waive Landry in order to have an extra spot open. Not sure who they could sign, but they've been known to do it in the past (Sam Cassell, P.J. Brown, Stephon Marbury, Mikki Moore).
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