Source: Nate Robinson Not Expected To Re-Sign With Bulls
BY JOE COWLEY firstname.lastname@example.org June 28, 2013 12:18PM
It’s a nice thought from Gar Forman and the Bulls, but business isn’t always nice.
While the general manager indicated on Thursday night that the organization would like to bring back the likes of free agents-to-be Marco Belinelli, Nate Robinson and Nazr Mohammed there’s a good chance that only Mohammed is returning.
According to a source familiar with the situation, Robinson and his camp have already made it clear with the Bulls that the two sides will part ways, as Robinson seeks a multi-year contract. Even if that contract isn’t made available to the point guard, a one-year deal with a team that will give him extended playing time is next on his wish list.
Two requests that the Bulls cannot grant.
Technically, the Bulls can’t start talking with agents until July 1, but it was made clear to Robinson on the day after the playoffs ended for him and his teammates, that with Derrick Rose expected to be up-and-running, as well as having Kirk Hinrich and Marquis Teague as backups, Robinson could see time at either guard position, but would be more of an insurance policy than leaned on for heavy minutes like he was this past season with Rose sidelined..
I would love for Nate to sign with the Lakers. There's was talk that he really wanted to be a Laker this past season. But one thing that I think why it won't happen. No, it ain't money. Even if the Lakers have the money Nate wants, it's Mike D'Antoni. D'Antoni DISLIKES Nate. He and Nate have clashed too many times in NY.