Nuggets’ Talks With Nate Robinson Progressing

July 21 2013 at 2:14am CDT By Luke Adams

2:14pm: Robinson and the Nuggets are moving closer to a deal, with Denver offering their bi-annual exception, tweets Sam Amick of USA Today, adding that an agreement could be reached today.

1:41pm: The Nuggets are making progress in talks with free agent point guard Nate Robinson, reports Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter). According to Spears, Robinson and Denver head coach Brian Shaw have had productive conversations.

We heard earlier this month that the Nuggets were one of a handful of teams with interest in Robinson. However, despite the number of clubs linked to 29-year-old, and his strong finish to the 2012/13 season, he doesn't appear to be inspiring a bidding war. The Nuggets have already used their mid-level exception to sign J.J. Hickson, so if they were to make an offer to Robinson, it would have to be for the bi-annual exception ($2MM+) or the veteran's minimum.

Robinson appeared in all 82 regular season games for the Bulls last year, averaging 13.1 PPG and 4.4 APG in just 25.4 minutes per contest, good for a 17.4 PER. According to Jared Zwerling of ESPNNewYork.com (via Twitter), Robinson is in the market for a mini mid-level type deal.

This post was first published on July 22nd at 1:41pm CST.

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