Does Anyone Know What’s Next for the Knicks’ Nate Robinson?

December 10th, 2009 by Keith Schlosser Leave a reply »

By now, word around the league has spread. The NBA’s most famous little man, Nate Robinson, is no longer dunking the ball, nor making leaping blocks against the likes of Yao Ming; he’s been sitting on the Knicks’ bench for the past four games.

Of course, if one wasn’t an active fan of the Knicks, this would come as a shock. Why wouldn’t Robinson, one of the league’s most explosive and popular players, be playing for a hopeless team like the Knicks?

The truth is, the Knicks are actually starting to look like a playoff team. After struggling to find the right mix of players all season long, Coach Mike D’Antoni has finally found a lineup that has thus far proven to be successful, as remarkable as that sounds. They have won four of five, but unfortunately, it has been at the expense of Robinson’s losing his spot in the rotation completely.

Over the last few weeks, the Knicks have been playing with more structure; an organized offense, in addition to a new focus on defense. The downside for Robinson is that he has failed to demonstrate either of these t ...

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