Found July 15, 2013 on
Now that free agency has been active for the last 2 weeks, many teams’ financials are drying up. With a few options left on the board, teams are trying to get a great bargain out of the remaining players in the free agency pool. My eye has been on two this entire time, and now that the cash flow for many teams has dissipated, now is the time for the Knicks to strike for either Nate Robinson or Aaron Brooks.
Nate Robinson: With the 1.75 million the Knicks have left from the their mini mid level, New York should try to swoop in and grab “Little Nate” for practically a song and a dance. It is very interesting that after Nate’s spectacular post season he has not received any offers that we are aware of, unless he is demanding a ridiculous amount of money. New York could offer the energetic sweet shooter with a 3-year deal starting at 1.75 million. The 3-year deal will give Nate some security; furthermore NY could also give him a player option after the 1st and 2nd year. This would give him stability and security, but also giving him the opportunity to opt out if he has a productive year after his 1st or 2nd year. This offers him a win-win situation.
Via Frank Isola New York Daily News
Knicks GM Glen Grunwald wants to add another point guard and the club recently reached out to former Knick Nate Robinson, according to a league source. Robinson is not expected to return to the Chicago Bulls because Derrick Rose is now healthy.
Robinson would consider a return to New York but only if he doesn’t receive a more lucrative offer elsewhere. The Knicks can only give him a minimum contract or the mini-mid-level, assuming it is still available.
Bringing Nate on board would give the Knicks a 2/3 punch in J.R. Smith and Nate, while helping Melo in the offensive production of the team. New York is in the market for a 3rd string point guard, especially with the probability of coach Mike Woodson using Pablo and Raymond in the backcourt together. This signing would give the Knicks the backup they need, as well as the scoring burst they are lacking. This could be the best of both worlds for New York.
Aaron Brooks: I am also surprised that Aaron is still available. After some productive seasons in the past, last year Brooks was buried on the bench in Sacramento and Houston. When free agency began I was sure that he would have been signed immediately as a change of pace, push the ball, point guard. Many teams need this type of player. However, all is quiet on the Brooks front. Is money the issue for Brooks? Is he willing, or is he going to be forced to accept the veteran’s minimum? In most cases money is the underlying factor. However, if New York can sell him on the idea that he will get the proper playing time as the 3rd string PG, then I believe this could be a great fit for both the team and Brooks.
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