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Thursday, December 20, 2012
Robinson not worried about contract

By Jesse Rogers

DEERFIELD – Chicago Bulls guard Nate Robinson, who has helped fill the void created by the absence of Derrick Rose, isn't fazed by the fact his contract isn't guaranteed.

"I don't know the future to that," he said Thursday after practice. "If God blesses me with that guarantee I'll be more than happy. If not, it's just another chapter to my book."

The Bulls have until Jan. 10 -- when his deal becomes guaranteed for the rest of the year -- to decide if they want to keep him. The team is over the luxury tax threshold and could save money by cutting him.

"If it comes and I get the guaranteed contract I'll be happy, if not I'll keep pushing," Robinson stated. "I'm not going to drop my head, I'm going to keep working hard and continue being the player that I am."

Robinson signed a one-year contract for $1.2 million this past offseason. He's averaging 10.8 points and 3.6 assists mostly coming off the bench and/or filling in for the oft-injured Kirk Hinrich. He had 18 points and four assists in a win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday.