Let the leprechaun jokes begin! The Boston Celtics have officially landed Nate Robinson from the New York Knicks after days of trade foreplay.
A long two days finally came to a conclusion this afternoon, when the Celtics and Knicks agreed to a five-player deal that will send Eddie House, J.R. Giddens and Bill Walker to New York in exchange for Nate Robinson and reserve forward Marcus Landry.
Both teams are now waiting for approval from the NBA – a process that could take time, considering the number of trades that the league office now has to approve.
We already know this deal helps plan “NYC LBJ 2010” for the Knicks. But for the C’s, I don’t think this trade puts them over the top in the east, especially after the Cavs scooped up Antawn Jamison. However, at the very least this deal might give Ray Allen the rest he needs in the regular season before he turns it up for the playoffs.
That’s a good thing.
H/N Boston Herald