Nate Robinson Returning to Boston
A league source tells FanHouse point guard Nate Robinson has agreed to return to the Celtics. The deal, according to the source, is for two years and a combined $9 million with potential bonuses as well. That means Robinson will be earning back the $1 million lost when he was benched for two games at the end of the season and fell short of a bonus he would have earned by playing in 58 games instead of 56.
Nonetheless, Robinson's return will give the Celtics much-needed punch off the bench behind starter Rajon Rondo. Robinson -- who was traded from New York to Boston midway through last season -- averaged just 6.5 points and two assists in 26 games with the Celtics. He shot 40.1 percent from the field and 41.4 percent from three-point range.
Robinson had his most memorable impact in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Lakers, when he had 12 points and Glen Davis added 18 in the win. Boston has already re-signed Paul Pierce and Ray Allen to the team that fell in seven games to the Lakers.
Yahoo! Sports first reported the story.
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