The New York Knicks are looking for some scoring help to run along side Carmelo Anthony next season and while they are set to acquire Andrea Bargnani, more help will likely be needed. That would explain the Knicks interest in Chicago Bulls point guard Bate Robinson but while the two sides met on Monday, Knicks writer Marc Berman says don’t hold your breath on a reunion.
#Knicks had conversation with agent about Nate Robinson today but told don’t count on a Nate The Gr8t Part II
— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) July 1, 2013
Robinson played with the Knicks over the years and was very productive during his time there. Not only would he be able to come in and be a productive piece of the Knicks championship puzzle, he was a fan favorite while in New York which wouldn’t hurt at all.
After joining the Bulls it looked like Robinson might have been bought out before his contract was guaranteed but with Derrick Rose sitting the season out, Chicago hung onto him and made a serious run in the postseason because of his efforts. In the Bulls Eastern Conference series against the Brooklyn Nets, Robinson went bananas more than once and helped Chicago win the series.
It was that series and his late season performance that likely earned him a nice contract this offseason but it looks like it will be coming from a team other than New York, at least initially.