Wednesday, July 15, 2009

$5 million offer for Robinson

LAS VEGAS -- Eric Goodwin, agent for Nate Robinson, said the Knicks' 5-foot-7½ guard is considering an offer to play for the Greek team Olympiacos. Robinson's preference, however, is to stay in New York and the NBA, but he hasn't come close to signing an offer sheet anywhere. The Greek team may be willing to pay Robinson $5 million a year. Oddly, Knick president Donnie Walsh said yesterday he spoke to Robinson's agents, and that they never mentioned the Greek offer, which is telling.

"We will consider any team interested in Nate's services," Goodwin told The Post. "We have heard from the Greek team. They are very interested." The Knicks had been hoping that Robinson, a restricted free agent, would re-sign for the one-year qualifying offer of $2.8M, but they can offer him a one-year deal at any amount. The Knicks prefer not to sign Robinson to a long-term deal to protect their 2010 cap.

Coach Mike D'Antoni said earlier this week the Knicks are interested in Andre Miller only for the one-year, $5.8M midlevel exception, but that the Sixers PG is not yet interested in such a deal. Knicks continue to monitor the Carlos Boozer situation in Utah after the Jazz decided to trade the All-Star power forward who has one year left on his pact.

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