The Chicago Bulls gave Nate Robinson a great opportunity to boost his market value last season. After bouncing around the league, Robinson took the opportunity and ran with it when both Derrick Rose and Kirk Hinrich were down. Nate played in all 82 games of the regular season and started in Hinrich’s absence in the late stages of the year.
It didn’t seem likely that Chicago would be able to retain Robinson, who is a free agent this summer, but still offered him a contract, according to Alex Kennedy.
Chicago contacted Nate Robinson and offered the minimum, per a source. He's searching for a more lucrative multi-year deal after big season.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 4, 2013
Hey, you can always try, right? Needless to say, getting Robinson for the minimum would be a massive steal, but it’s just not happening. Nate will likely have to wait his turn until most of the top free agents are recruited, but some team is bound to offer him a lucrative multi-year contract eventually.
The New York Knicks were rumored to be interested in bringing Robinson back, but with Pablo Prigioni likely signing a new deal, it’s unlikely that the team will be able to pay Robinson his current value.