Nate Robinson Likely To Part Ways With Bulls

Nate Robinson and his camp have "already made it clear with the Bulls" that the two sides figure to part ways this summer, according to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times. Robinson is set to hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent next week, and will be seeking a multiyear contract.

Cowley notes that Robinson would also be open to a one-year deal if he lands in a situation where he'll play major minutes. However, that's not likely to be the case in Chicago, with Derrick Rose on the way back. With Rose, Kirk Hinrich, and Marquis Teague at the point, the Bulls have some interest in re-signing Robinson, but would view him as an insurance policy at both backcourt positions, rather than as someone who will earn significant playing time again, says Cowley.

When Chuck Myron of Hoops Rumors examined Robinson's free agent stock earlier this month, he noted that there wouldn't be much room for the 29-year-old in the Bulls backcourt, and suggested that a contending team looking to spend part or all of its mid-level exception on a backup point guard might be a fit.

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