The Celtics are expected to negotiate a buyout of Robinson's $2.1 million contract and waive him, sources said. If Robinson clears waivers, the Los Angeles Clippers could be a candidate to sign him. The Clippers previously had talks with the Nuggets about Robinson, sources said.
Nelson, 32, began the season with the Dallas Mavericks and came to Boston in the Rajon Rondo trade last month. He is averaging 6.8 points and 4.4 assists in 29 games this season. He missed the past five games with the Celtics with an ankle injury, but is expected to soon return to the court. He is making $2.7 million this season and has a $3.2 million player option for next season.
Robinson, 30, is averaging 5.8 points and 2.3 assists in 33 games this season.
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