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Jameer Nelson, Nate Robinson traded

The Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets swapped backup point guards Tuesday in a deal that could eventually affect some contenders, sources told ESPN.com.

Nate Robinson will be going to Boston, though it is expected to be a temporary stay as he is expected to seek a buyout of his contract with the intention of signing with a playoff team.

Jameer Nelson, who was sent to Boston as part of the Rajon Rondo deal, will be going to Denver.

Robinson, who is coming back from an ACL tear, is averaging a career-low 5.8 points on a career-low 35 percent shooting in 33 games for the Nuggets. He was sensational in the playoffs for the Chicago Bulls in 2012-13 playing in place of an injured Derrick Rose, averaging 16.3 points in 12 playoff games.

Teams who may be interested in Robinson if he is able to secure a buyout include the Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers.

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