Now, another ex-Celtic wants to take his place.
Nate Robinson, who played for both the Celtics and the Bulls during his NBA career, volunteered his services on Twitter ahead of Game 3 of the teams’ first-round playoff series.
Sure, Robinson might be a bit past his prime now, but the one season he spent with the Bulls was one of the best of his career. He appeared in all 82 games for Chicago in 2012-13, starting 23 and averaging 13.1 points and 4.4 assists per game.
Nowadays, the 5-foot-9 32-year-old plays for the Guaros de Lara in Venezuela’s Liga Profesional de Baloncesto.
While Robinson isn’t the answer (sorry, Nate), the Bulls will need to find someone to replicate Rondo’s production while the point guard recovers from a fractured thumb. Rondo lit up TD Garden in Games 1 and 2, averaging 11.5 points, 10 assists, 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals as Chicago took a 2-0 series lead over the top-seeded Celtics.
Grant has played 27 minutes in the series, scoring six points on 2-of-9 shooting and dishing out four assists. Carter-Williams played just four minutes in Game 2 and didn’t see the floor at all in Game 1.
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