The New Orleans Pelicans are already dealing with a ton of injuries, and with point guard Norris Cole possibly missing six weeks with a high ankle sprain, ESPN’s Marc Stein says the Pelicans are set to sign Nate Robinson to help shore up the point-guard spot. The deal will be for the veteran’s minimum.
Robinson has had a rough go of it since he tore his ACL in the 2013-14 season. He had the memorable run with the Chicago Bulls in 2012-13 when Derrick Rose was injured, and he played pretty well with the Denver Nuggets in 2013-14 before getting hurt.
When Robinson returned to the Nuggets last season, he was a shell of himself. Robinson averaged 5.8 points and 2.3 assists while shooting 34.8 percent overall and 26.1 percent from three in 14.1 minutes per game, and he was then traded to the Boston Celtics for Jameer Nelson.
The Celtics waived Robinson, and he then moved on to the Los Angeles Clippers for a brief nine-game stint in which he continued to be ineffective. Now a bit further removed from that ACL injury, perhaps the 31-year-old can find his game again.
In addition to bringing in Robinson, the Pelicans have also signed Euroleague star Bo McCalebb to help in the backcourt.