Jan 23, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls point guard Nate Robinson (2) celebrates a win against the Detroit Pistons during the second half at the United Center. The Bulls beat the Pistons 85-82. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Sixers Need To Sign Nate Robinson

What comes to mind when you think of Nate Robinson? The spark of the bench, right? Exactly. That’s just what the Sixers need.

This past season with the Chicago Bulls, Robinson shot .433 % from the field, .405 behind the 3-point line, and .799 from the free throw line.  He also averaged 13.1 PPG, 4.4 APG, and 2.2 RPG. In the past postseason, he averaged 16.3 PPG, but don’t let that stat fool you. In game 4 in the Conference Quarterfinals against the Brooklyn Nets, he put 34 points up on the board and 20 points the following game. In game 1 in the Conference Semifinals against the Miami Heat, he scored 27 points and in game 5, 21 points. He pretty much carried this team on his back, mainly in the playoffs while the Bulls dealt with many injuries.

Although at times Nate can be a streaky shooter, when he’s on fire, he’s unstoppable. He can completely take over a game. He’s a play maker, he can drive in the lane, get past defenders, drain the 3, and shoot from the field. He is the full package. Robinson brings a tremendous amount of energy to court. He truly is the definition of the spark off the bench and would make a perfect 6th man off the bench for the Sixers.

If he lands in Philly, he will automatically turn into a fan favorite, I can guarantee that.

This 5’9” guard is a pretty amazing guy and is so fun to watch.

Tags: Brooklyn Nets Chicago Bulls Miami Heat Nate Robinson Philadelphia 76ers

  • Marty Sharp

    I totally agree but Hienke the new GM is a Morley guy. A Stat geek. And since Robinson is all heart and since you can’t measure that, he’s a guy the Sixers would never sign. And that blows because he’d be great for this team.

    • John Adair

      Completely agree, Marty. I don’t believe that the Sixers will pursue him. However, Hinkie has said that he’s not just a numbers guy. Nobody believes that just numbers will win you games. He knows that you need guys with heart, leadership, IQ, etc. If not, Thaddeus Young would be on the trading block already. Thad is all heart too. Using analytics in moderation is okay with me. Makes sense. Higher percentage shots means more points.

      • Marty Sharp

        I hope he’s not. And I have to disagree some guys like Hollinger in Memphis believe so strongly in the numbers. And ESPN is always, always pushing sabermetrics for the NBA. That Henry Abbott guy is annoying with it. It has a place most certainly but to use it as the main tool at the expense of others is faulty. I just hope this works out. Watching them struggle is tough.

        • John Adair

          I 100% agree with you. Some guys are over the top with it, and it is their only way to make decisions. That is a bit ridiculous, but gathering as much knowledge as possible can never hurt. The eye test will always be the deciding factor for the majority regardless.

  • http://dalanel.wordpress.com/ Dante Nelson

    Robinson is cool but i wouldn’t target him. He definitely can take over a game and Philly loves the heart and hustle. I don’t think he should be a top priority but he’d be useful. I think what’s holding me back is money. After his recent playoffs, he might be looking for some cash.

    • John Adair

      Absolutely. He can’t be viewed as the savior of the franchise or anything of that sort.

  • James

    Hopefully the Bulls resign Nate Robinson