SI - The Chicago Bulls are expected to sign point guard Nate Robinson, his agent, Aaron Goodwin, told SI.com. The deal, which Goodwin said should be finalized “barring unforeseen problems,” will likely pay the eight-year veteran the veteran’s minimum of $1.2 million for next season. Robinson, who regained his form as a reserve for Golden State last season after playing just four games in the second half of the 2010-11 campaign with Oklahoma City, will join veteran point guard Kirk Hinrich in the Bulls’ Derrick Rose-less backcourt after his recent return. Hinrich, who signed a two-year, $8 million deal last week with the Bulls, spent his first seven seasons in Chicago before he was traded to Washington in June 2010 and later traded to Atlanta in Feb. 2011.
As much shit as Nate gets for being a hit-or-miss guy on the floor, he played pretty well coming off the bench for Golden State last year. You could certainly do worse, especially at the veteran minimum, for an experienced point guard to back up Hinrich until Rose gets back. It’s certainly a better option than throwing a rookie like Teague out there with a team full of vets. Bottom line is he can absolutely catch fire and win some ball games and at the very least provide entertainment and a good locker room presence. Oh yeah, and he blocked Yao Ming.