And-Ones: Robinson, Bargnani, Draft, Dunn

Former NBA guard Nate Robinson, who has expressed interest in making the leap from the NBA to the NFL, is getting his first shot at an audition. According to Master Tesfatsion and Mike Jones of The Washington Post, Robinson is trying out for the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks on Monday, getting a look from the team as a defensive back.

Robinson, who last appeared on an NBA court in a couple games for the Pelicans this past season, is only 5’9″ and turned 32 last month, so the idea of him earning a spot on an NFL roster seems far-fetched. However, the Seattle native did play football at the University of Washington in 2002, playing 13 games at cornerback. For more on Robinson’s pursuit of an NFL roster spot, check out the story from our sister site, Pro Football Rumors.

Here are a few more Monday odds and ends:

  • Former No. 1 pick Andrea Bargnani, who is expected to consider NBA and international opportunities this offseason, has some interest in playing in Spain next season, sources tell Emiliano Carchia of Sportando. Bargnani is also drawing interest from Turkey’s Darussafaka Dogus, who are now being coached by David Blatt.
  • Spanish forward Juan Hernangomez, French power forward Guerschon Yabusele, and French wing Isaia Cordinier are keeping their names in the draft, reports ESPN’s Chad Ford (all Twitter links). Hernangomez and Yabusele could come off the board in the first round, while Cordinier, who hopes to play in the NBA right away, projects as a second-rounder.
  • As international early entrants make their decisions on whether or not to remain in the draft, one NCAA underclassmen has made an interesting decision of his own. According to Ford, Providence point guard Kris Dunn has refused to work out for NBA teams unless he’s given the opportunity to compete one-on-one against Ben Simmons, Brandon Ingram, or Jamal Murray. As such, Dunn has yet to work out for any clubs.
  • Dragan Bender‘s previously-reported workouts with the Timberwolves, Suns, and Celtics will take place on June 16th, 18th, and 21st, respectively, tweets international basketball reporter David Pick.
  • Brad Ames, a player agent working for Priority Sports & Entertainment, has relinquished his certification as an NBA player rep, the NBPA’s Daren Jenkins tells Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal (Twitter link).

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Rondo
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Rondo
3 months 12 days ago

I’m sick of Dunn. His ego is very large.I hope the Wolves don’t choose this overrated diva.

JT19
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JT19
3 months 12 days ago

He probably wants to prove he is on par, if not better, than those three. Although that is a curious stance to take because if he looks bad, that will kill his value.

123Redsox
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123Redsox
3 months 11 days ago
Dude, your name is “Rondo” so don’t deny you like him. Ronda has one of the largest egos in the league. Dunn is extraordinarily humble. He was the best point guard in college last year and is the best player I have even seen go through providence college. He doesn’t get enough hype because he went to such a small major D1 school. All he wants is a chance to prove he can play with or at least hold his own with the top three guys beibg considered for the number one and two picks in the draft. Can you… Read more »
123Redsox
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123Redsox
3 months 11 days ago

Also, why would dunn workout foe anyone if he didn’t have a chance to boost his draft stock? The only guys truly ahead of him are Ingram and simmons and probably murray. If he went up against anyone else, he would have no chance of highering his stock and could only lower it. That is why he isn’t working out unless he can compete with ingram Simmons or murray

Bbone34
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Bbone34
3 months 10 days ago

I very much doubt this was his idea. I’d say your criticism should probably go to his agent, it usually seems like these power moves are coming from them and not the player

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