Report: Robinson, Celtics in talks

Updated: July 13, 2010, 4:19 PM ET
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Free agent Nate Robinson is in talks with the Celtics to stay in Boston, the Boston Herald reported. Robinson's agent, Aaron Goodwin, told the newspaper that Robinson and the Celtics are working to reach an agreement by the end of the week.

"Things are going well," Goodwin told the Herald on Monday. "We're just trying to get something worked out. But both parties are talking."

The Celtics couldn't hang on to free agent Tony Allen, who reportedly agreed to a three-year, $9.7 million contract with the Memphis Grizzlies after failing to come to terms with Boston. Robinson, however, has expressed his desire to return to Boston, according to the Herald.

Robinson averaged 6.5 points and 2.0 assists in 26 games as the Celtics' backup point guard after being traded by the Knicks on Feb. 18 in a five-player deal that sent Eddie House to New York. Robinson averaged 4.3 points in 17 playoff games as the Celtics fell short of an NBA championship, losing to the Los Angeles Lakers in a seven-game Finals series.

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