I say "The Plan Has Worked" because I believe Nate would have vetoed a trade if he were playing, and I'm sure Donnie and Mike felt the same.NEW YORK -- The [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] say the agent for [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] has asked the team to trade the recently benched guard.
A team spokesman says the request was made Saturday and that team president Donnie Walsh will have discussions with Robinson's agent, Aaron Goodwin.
Robinson, a productive backup last season, hasn't played in the last eight games. Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni insists the benching isn't personal, only that he wants to use the players who give the team the best chance to win and that Robinson currently isn't one of them.
D'Antoni grew angry with a series of questions about Robinson's place in the rotation before the Knicks' 95-91 victory over the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] on Friday night.
"We're trying to win," D'Antoni said. "I can't explain exactly every second the ins and outs, and we were on a roll and that roll doesn't quit just because you lose a game. You see over time if this works or not."
A message was left with Goodwin Sports' office seeking comment.
Robinson is averaging only 10.9 points after scoring a career-best 17.2 per game last season. The two-time slam dunk champion re-signed with the Knicks on a one-year deal this summer after generating little interest as a restricted free agent.
We need chips to trade away our horrible contracts and N8 is not only a chip but a gimmick. Teams with low attendance like Milwaukee or Memphis could use a spring loaded smurf to get anus in seats.
So, he was put in the dog house for that precise reason IMO. Considering the lack of interest in him last off season, it'll be interesting to see how his presence in trade scenarios is received by other teams.
I for one won't be missing him. He's a great player for his size,but he's not a great player. He walks tall for his size, but he'll always be too small to make a real difference.
He can't play D.
He's better than Duhon.