Knicks’ Robinson fined $25,000 for agent’s remarks
Benched New York Knicks guard Nate Robinson was fined $25,000 by
the NBA on Monday after his agent made a trade request.
Robinson has not played in the Knicks’ last 12 games. A two-time
winner of the All-Star slam dunk contest, he has played in only 12
games this season and is averaging 11 points.
Agent Aaron Goodwin recently told reporters he’d asked the
Knicks to move Robinson to another team. Robinson was fined for
statements detrimental to the NBA.
“Players are not permitted to make trade requests publicly and
are responsible for public statements relating to them made by
their representatives,” NBA spokesman Tim Frank said.
Goodwin said the benching was personal, not basketball related.
A day after Goodwin’s comments on Dec. 19, Knicks president Donnie
Walsh said he would probably begin talks with the agent about a
Goodwin didn’t immediately respond to telephone and e-mail
messages from The Associated Press seeking comment.
Robinson averaged a career-high 17.2 points last season as the
Knicks’ sixth man. He was a restricted free agent in the offseason
and re-signed with a one-year contract.