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Nate Robinson being chased by Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat

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Nate Robinson was a member of the Boston Celtics for all of two days following his trade from the Denver Nuggets that saw Jameer Nelson going in the opposite direction.

It's not all bad for the diminutive point guard however, as three NBA title contenders are all fighting it out for the 30-year old's signature as they look to add depth in the race to the playoffs.

According to a report from Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers and Washington Wizards are all eyeing up Robinson for their late season playoff push. Further reports from the Washington Post however state that the Wizards are no longer in the race for the former 1st rounder.

Robinson was in his second season with Denver after previous stops in New York, Boston and Golden State, among other teams before being traded to the Celtics earlier this week.

Robinson has returned from a torn anterior cruciate ligament this season and his numbers have unsurprisingly plummeted. He averaged just 5.8 points on 34.8 percent shooting from the field and 26.1 percent from three in 33 games for the Nuggets. Over the previous three seasons, he averaged 12.4 points on 43 percent shooting and 39.1 percent shooting from three.

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The Cavaliers could give him significant minutes by taking Australian backup point guard Matthew Dellavedova out of the rotation. He'd be a cheap signing and another experienced offensive weapon, which is a combination that David Blatt and co at the Cavaliers.

The Clippers seem to be an unlikely destination for Robinson as they already have Jamal Crawford, and just traded for Austin Rivers, leaving them with more than enough undersized combo guards.

Robinson was drafted by the Phoenix Suns in 2005, who took him with the 21st overall pick out of Washington. The Suns traded him to the Knicks on draft night and it was in New York where he had his best season, averaging 17 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists per game in nearly 30 minutes per contest back in 2008/09.

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