Nets waive Cliff Robinson
The New Jersey Nets have requested waivers on forward Clifford Robinson, Nets President Rod Thorn announced today.
Robinson averaged 4.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 50 contests this past year, which was 18th NBA campaign, making him the most tenured active player during the 2006-07 season. The UConn product went on to appear in four games for the Nets during the 2007 NBA Playoffs, totaling three points in 20 minutes. In 159 games over two and a half years with the Nets, Robinson averaged 5.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists.
Robinson owns career averages of 14.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.0 steals in 30.8 minutes. The former NBA Sixth Man of the Year (1993) and Western Conference All-Star (1994) has appeared in the playoffs in 17 of his 18 NBA seasons (did not make playoffs with Golden State in 2004). He holds career playoff averages of 10.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 141 postseason contests.
The Buffalo, NY native ranks seventh all-time in NBA history in games played (1,380), 13th in minutes (42,561), 33rd in points (19,591),16th in three-point field goals made (1,253) and eighth in personal fouls (4,175).
Robinson was originally drafted by Portland in the second round of the 1989 NBA Draft (36th overall). After playing with Phoenix, Detroit and Golden State, the Warriors traded the 6’10” forward to New Jersey for two second round draft picks on February 14, 2005. He re-signed with New Jersey on August 15, 2006.