Lakers Rumors: L.A. Wise to Steer Clear of Nate Robinson After Other Signings

Nate Robinson is one of the best scorers in the NBA when he's in a groove, and on paper, he would be an ideal fit in Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni's system. 

That being said, the Lakers have done enough in free agency this offseason and have enough talent on their 2013 Las Vegas Summer League roster for competition to brew amongst guards not named Kobe Bryant in training camp. 

At this point, the Lakers would be smart to avoid bringing Lil' Nate to L.A., even if he would make an impact in an up-tempo offense off the bench. 

Hoopsworld's Alex Kennedy noted on Saturday that the Lakers were one of the teams mentioned when Robinson's name came up in conversation:

But on Sunday, Kennedy was hearing a different story about Los Angeles' interest in the 29-year-old:

Robinson just completed a strong season as a fill-in point guard with the Chicago Bulls. Derrick Rose missed the entire 2012-13 campaign, and Kirk Hinrich was often an injury no-show as the Bulls tried to stay alive in the Eastern Conference. Both of these factors gave Robinson an opportunity to play in all 82 games with Chicago last season. 

He performed well for head coach Tom Thibodeau and Co., averaging over 13 points per game while shooting over 40 percent from the three-point line. More of a combo guard than a true point man, Robinson did an admirable pf job running Chicago's offense while the two other guys who were signed to do just that were on the shelf. 

Interest in Robinson's services this offseason hasn't been as high as his regular season and playoff stats would have suggested at the end of the season.

After all, Robinson upped his playoff scoring average to over 16 points per game before Chicago finally bowed out of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the hands of the Miami Heat, and Lil' Nate showed big heart in willing his Bulls to eve...

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