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Nuggets trade Nate Robinson to Boston for Jameer Nelson

Nuggets trade Nate Robinson to Boston for Jameer Nelson
Nuggets guard Nate Robinson was traded to Boston for Jameer Nelson on Tuesday. (Doug Pensinger / Getty Images)

The

Denver Nuggets

traded backup point guard

Nate Robinson

to the

Boston Celtics

on Tuesday for guard

Jameer Nelson

.

Robinson was a member of the Celtics for parts of 2009-10 and ‘10-11. He averaged 5.8 points for Denver this season a year after tearing his ACL.

It will be Nelson's third team this season. He signed with Dallas before the season and then wound up in Boston as part of the trade that sent

Rajon Rondo

to the

Mavericks

.

Nelson was the 20th overall pick by Denver in 2004, only to have his rights traded to the Orlando Magic in a draft-night deal. He's averaged 12.3 points and 5.3 assists with Orlando, Dallas and Boston.

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Nuggets General Manager

Tim Connelly

said Nelson's “veteran leadership will be of value to our team.”

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