Timeline: Nate Robinson’s highs and lows

Nate Robinson has provided energy to the Bulls at times in the first round.
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Nate Robinson has provided energy to the Bulls at times in the first round.

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.

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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.