But he’ll be back. He promises.
Robinson plans to be around at the start of next season. The business end of that means he’ll exercise his player option to do so. Robinson signed a two-year deal with the Nuggets last summer, and that second year will pay him $2.1 million in 2014-15.
It was unlikely that Robinson would have exercised his relatively cheap player option had he remained healthy this season, but a torn ACL would have dampened his free agent value and he likely would have been stuck playing for a one-year ‘prove it’ deal.
The pint-sized point says that his rehabilitation is going well and he doesn’t sense there will be any issues moving forward, expecting that he’ll be ready for training camp next season.
Robinson, off the bench, was putting up 10.4 points a game before the injury.