Nate Robinson G DEN 29 Days

The Nuggets announced that Nate Robinson has exercised his player option for next season.

He was having a solid season with the Nuggets last year, but his ACL tear really forced his hand to not hit free agency. Robinson had surgery back on Jan. 31, so he will at least have an outside chance of being ready for the 2014 season opener. Of course, fantasy owners shouldn't be targeting him since it will likely take some time before he's 100 percent.

Nate Robinson G DEN 30 Days

Nate Robinson will exercise his $2.1 million player option to stay with the Nuggets next season.

The 30-year-old guard is recovering from ACL surgery but he said he will "for sure" be ready for training camp, and he'll have plenty of motivation in a contract year. He's recently been promoting his autobiography, Heart Over Height, an appropriate title for the 5'9" three-time NBA Slam Dunk champion.

Nate Robinson G DEN 5 Months

Nate Robinson (ACL surgery) is planning on returning to the Nuggets for the 2014-15 season.

Robinson has a $2.1 million player option that he will have to exercise in order to return to the Nuggets and it sounds as if he's planning on doing so. When asked if he'd be ready for training camp, Robinson answered, "Yeah, for sure." While Robinson could be a decent option in deeper leagues next season, he won't be helping any fantasy squads this season.

Nate Robinson G DEN 6 Months

Nate Robinson had surgery on Friday evening to repair a torn left ACL.

The injury came on Wednesday and Robinson jogged back to the locker room. The Nuggets said Nate had an ACL sprain on Thursday, so technically their diagnosis is correct since a complete tear is considered a Grade III sprain. Robinson will be out for the rest of the season and his start to the 2014-15 season could be in jeopardy. Evan Fournier should pick up the majority of his 19.4 minutes per game and is worth a long look in standard leagues.

Nate Robinson G DEN 6 Months

The New York Daily News is hearing "word out of Denver" that Nate Robinson has a torn ACL.

Nate Robinson G DEN 6 Months

Nate Robinson has been diagnosed with a sprained ACL and will undergo further tests on Friday to determine a plan for his rehabilitation.

Nate could be facing a long absence, leaving the Nuggets' backcourt particularly short-handed with Ty Lawson (rotator cuff) already day-to-day. Randy Foye scored 33 points in 40 minutes on Wednesday, while Evan Fournier had 19 points, five boards, six assists and three steals in 38 minutes off the bench, and both guys are worth a long look in the wake of NateRob's diagnosis.

Nate Robinson G DEN 6 Months

Nate Robinson suffered a left knee strain in the first quarter of Wednesday's game against the Bobcats and will not return.

He jogged back to the locker room under his own power and it's a little surprising he will not return to the game. The team will give him an MRI on Thursday and his owners will want to check back for an update. Robinson finished with no points in six minutes. Evan Fournier will run the point for the Nuggets tonight.

Nate Robinson G DEN 6 Months

Nate Robinson started hot with 13 minutes in the first half of Saturday's win over the Pacers, finishing with 15 points, three assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 19 minutes.

He's been a potent scorer for much of the season and his hot again over his last five outings. In that stretch, Robinson averaged 16.0 points, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.4 triples on a stellar 55.6 percent from the floor in 21.4 minutes per game. He could disappear as fast as he's picked it up, but it's not a bad idea to ride Nate while he's in one of his patented grooves.

Nate Robinson G DEN 6 Months

Nuggets coach Brian Shaw is unhappy with his team's effort and execution, which may prompt him to shuffle his rotation.

It doesn't sound as though any starting jobs are at risk but we'll keep an eye on the Nuggets when they return to action on Thursday. "As we go along I might have to look at changes ... in terms of getting guys in and out who are paying more attention to detail on the defensive end in particular," Shaw said. "Because right now that's what hurting our team the most."

Nate Robinson G DEN 6 Months

Nate Robinson was hot from the floor on Friday vs. the Cavs, shooting 8-of-11 from the field for 19 points with one board, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

After falling off to start the year, Nate now has a combined 43 points over his last two games. He's done this just in 22.0 minutes per game and shooting 17-of-23 from the field had a lot to do with it. It's hard to trust him in most leagues with such limited playing time and owners in standard leagues can probably do better.