Nate Robinson played a big, fat zero minutes on Sunday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He hasn’t been performing well recently, scoring in single figures in every game since March 12, and has quickly gone from an x-factor to non-factor.
But he continues to work on his shortcomings, keeping his head up despite the benching. (CSNNE)
“He’s been a pro. He’s working at it,” Rivers said when asked how Robinson was handling a diminished role. “I told him what I need out of him, and how he’s going to earn things back. He’s going to have to work on it, and he will.”
Said Robinson: “Whenever my number is called, I’ll be ready to play. I know he has his guys that have been here for a while. I just have to wait, and whenever my number is called, however many minutes I play, just be ready to produce and help this team get over that extra hump.” [...]
“I need to be myself and be more aggressive,” Robinson admitted. “I have to find that and be more aggressive, like he’s asking me to be; do everything he asks. That’s play defense, bring good spirit and bring good energy.”
Doc Rivers continues to say that Robinson will help Boston win a playoff game. If Robinson does, his own attitude will be to thank.