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Ex-Bull Nate Robinson to join Nuggets

Published: Monday, July 22, 2013 5:53 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013 6:01 p.m. CDT
Bulls guard Nate Robinson rests May 8 during the first half of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Heat in Miami. Robinson agreed to a two-year deal Monday with the Denver Nuggets. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

DENVER – The Denver Nuggets just quickened an already speedy backcourt by bringing in former Bulls guard Nate Robinson.

The veteran point guard agreed to a two-year deal Monday, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the deal hadn’t been officially announced.

Robinson joins Ty Lawson to give the Nuggets a tandem that can fly up and down the floor. The addition of Robinson also creates a backlog in the backcourt, with the Nuggets already having up-and-comer Evan Fournier, veteran Andre Miller, rookie Erick Green and newly acquired Randy Foye as well.

The Denver Post first reported the deal.

The 5-foot-9 Robinson averaged 13 points a game for the Bulls last season. He stepped up his game in the postseason, scoring 34 points in a triple-overtime win in Game 4 against Brooklyn and playing through the flu later in that series.

Soon after reaching his decision, Robinson wrote on his Twitter account that it was a difficult decision to leave the Bulls: “I know the nba is a Business but when u build friendships with guys on the team it’s hard to say goodbye ... Thanks again chitown one love.”

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