The Denver Nuggets got some bad news on Saturday morning when it was confirmed that point guard Nate Robinson would miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. Following surgery, the Nuggets will have to plan the rest of the season without him but Robinson also has a decision to make and it’s one made much easier by his injury.
At the beginning of the season, Robinson put off exercising his player option with the Nuggets that would keep him in Denver through next season. Now that he has torn his ACL and will miss the rest of this season, Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post believes exercising that option is a lock for Robinson.
It is a $2.1 million option that he has until June 30 to officially decide on, but the security of knowing he has a year to show teams he’s back and capable of playing at high level will drive this decision.
It’s really the only move Robinson can make, as he’s not likely to get much more than $2.1 million in free agency this summer given the fact that his ACL won’t even be fully healed at that point. Robinson will now be on the Nuggets roster for next season and won’t have to wait around until the winter to find a team willing to add him.