NBA Trade Rumors: New York Knicks Nate Robinson To the Boston Celtics?

Hot Stove New YorkSenior Writer IFebruary 17, 2010

DALLAS - FEBRUARY 13:  Nate Robinson #2 of the New York Knicks attempts a dunk during the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest on All-Star Saturday Night, part of 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend at American Airlines Center on February 13, 2010 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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New York Knicks Nate Robinson has been linked to the Boston Celtics for a few weeks now. He signed a one-year contract this past summer with New York.

Boston has has three players with expiring contracts: Eddie House ($2.8 million), Brian Scalabrine ($3.4 million), and Tony Allen ($2.5 million). House played under Knicks Head Coach Mike D’Antoni with the Suns.

Robinson is a “base-year compensation” player, which means the Celtics may have to send multiple players and a draft pick to complete the deal. The Knicks may have to deal a future first-round pick for Tracy McGrady so adding a pick would help.

Robinson recently won his third dunk contest over All-Star weekend.

He has had an inconsistent year with New York after averaging a career high 17.2 points last season. If he is dealt to Boston, he would provide a spark off the bench.

Robinson has the right to approve or disapprove any trade.