Nate Robinson’s penchant for scoring points in bunches makes him attractive to almost every team, even if he wears out his welcome fairly quickly. The 8-year veteran has played for five teams, won three Slam Dunk Contests, rode the pine, and rose to the highest occasions - the latest being a 34-point outburst for Chicago in the playoffs that included 23 in the fourth quarter.
A look at some of his ups and downs:
June 28, 2005: Drafted 21st overall by Phoenix and then traded (with Quentin Richardson) to New York for Kurt Thomas and Dijon Thompson.
Dec. 17. 2005: Placed on inactive list by Knicks for disciplinary reasons.
Feb. 18. 2006: Won first Slam Dunk Contest.
Dec. 20, 2006: Suspended 10 games for role in brawl with Denver.
March 8, 2008: Scored career-high 45 points against Portland.
Feb. 14, 2009: Won second Slam Dunk Contest.
April 15, 2009: Finished season with by averaging a career-high 17.2 points per game.
Dec. 2009: Benched for 14 games by coach Mike D’Antoni.
Jan. 1, 2010: Return from benching by scoring 41 points in reserve role.
Feb. 13, 2010: Won third Slam Dunk Contest.
Feb. 18, 2010: Traded (with Marcus Landry) to Boston for J.R. Giddens, Eddie House, Bill Walker, and 2014 2d-round pick.
May 28, 2010: Scored 13 points in the second quarter as Celtics clinched Eastern Conference.
Feb. 24, 2011: Traded (with Kendrick Perkins) to Oklahoma City for Jeff Green, Nenad Kristic, and 2012 1st-round pick.
Dec. 24, 2011: Waived by Oklahoma City.
Jan. 4, 2012: Signed with Golden State.
July 31, 2012: Signed with Chicago.
April 27, 2013: Scored 34 points, including 23 in the fourth quarter of 3-OT win against Brooklyn in 1st round of playoffs.