Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Nelson Traded to Denver for Robinson

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The fire sales continues for Celtics president of basketball operations; Danny Ainge.

In a trade reported first by Yahoo Sports, Jameer Nelson has been dealt to the Denver Nuggets for backup point guard and former Celtic; Nate Robinson. Nelson, who was acquired just over three weeks ago from the Dallas Mavericks for Rajon Rondo, only played in six games for Boston.

It was rumored over the weekend that Nelson, who will earn $2.8 million this season, and Ainge were working on a buyout, but nothing ever materialized considering he has a player-option for next season at $3.2 million.

Nelson is averaging 6.8 points while shooting 34-percent from the floor in 29 games this season.

Robinson returns to the Celtics after nearly four years and four teams later (Thunder, Warriors, Bulls and Nuggets). It has been also reported that Robinson will look for buyout on his $2.1 million salary, and seek to play for a championship contender such as the Clippers or the Cavs.

Robinson is averaging a career-low 5.8 points on 35-percent shooting in 33 games.

This is the third trade for the Ainge and the Celtics in just four days (fourth overall in a month), after officially trading away Jeff Green to the Grizzlies on Monday for Tayshaun Prince, Austin Rivers and a future first-round pick.

It's been reported that Prince is discussing a possible buyout this week, while Rivers could be on the move again to L.A. to reunite with Doc in a separate deal.

We will keep you posted on any more wheeling and dealing from the C's.

Joel Pavón
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