Timberwolves rumors: Minnesota works out Nate Robinson
Nate Robinson just got another chance to make an NBA team roster on Wednesday, as the Minnesota Timberwolves invited him for a workout. Together with other free agents, Shawne Williams and Marcus Thornton, the team’s coaching staff had their first look at him, according to Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News.
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The former three-time Slam Dunk Champion is an 11-year NBA veteran but has last played in the league back in the 2015-16 campaign. He had a short two-game stint with the New Orleans Pelicans before they eventually waived him. He has since played professionally for Guaros de Lara from the Liga Profesional de Baloncesto in Venezuela.
Once one of the better point guards in the league, Robinson made a name for himself as a high-flyer and someone who is not afraid to take on big shots for his team, even if the game is on the line. He is a proven scorer, and has career averages of 11.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 618 NBA appearances.
It remains to be seen if the Wolves will be impressed enough with him, as his conditioning and game shape is unclear at this point. However, if they sign him to a training camp deal, it can be expected that Robinson will give it his best to compete for a roster spot, which he has longed for since last playing in the league.