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May 9, 2019, 12:39 pmMitchell Robinson - C - New York Knicks
Knicks assistant coaches plan to hit the road this summer and work out with young guys including Allonzo Trier, Dennis Smith Jr. and Mitchell Robinson.
This is excellent news to hear for Knicks fans as the staff is willing to go above their called duties to help out some of the team's brighter young talent. Robinson was a beast after becoming a regular in the rotation, and it'll be exciting to see what he has in store for an encore in his sophomore season.
Source: Ian Begley on Twitter
April 16, 2019, 9:06 amMitchell Robinson - C - New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson didn’t take a 3-pointer this season but he plans on practicing his jump shot during an intense summer training program.
“I want to shoot triples next year,’’ Robinson said after the Knicks’ season finale. “That’s not the No. 1 focus since I really want to get stronger and to work on my post moves. And then, when it gets close to summer league, start bringing in that jump shot.’’ Robinson dazzled the coaching staff with his knack for blocking 3-point shots during his rookie season. Among all of the rookie shot-blocking and field-goal percentage records he set, he also led the NBA with 24 blocked 3-pointers. It’s unclear if David Fizdale is on board with his big man shooting from long distance and the Knicks are expected to overhaul their roster during the offseason, so let’s wait and see how that jumper looks like in the summer league first.
Source: NY Post
April 10, 2019, 10:55 pmMitchell Robinson - C - New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson ended his impeccable rookie campaign in Wednesday's loss to the Pistons, finishing with 11 points (5-of-6 shooting), two rebounds and no blocks in 23 minutes.
Robinson took the fantasy world by storm this year, becoming the first rookie in NBA history to average over 2.4 blocks and shoot at least 60% from the field. It's hard to understate just how critical he was in determining fantasy leagues this season, putting up first round value over his final two months, which is unheard of for a guy, who for many, was a mid-season pickup. Like every Knicks player on the roster, his role next season is complicated by the looming potential of a roster overhaul through free agency or the draft. One thing, however, is clear when it comes to Robinson. He only needs 20 minutes to do the things he was capable of this year, and regardless of what the Knicks do this offseason, he will likely be an early round pick in next year's draft.
Source: Knicks PR on Twitter
April 9, 2019, 10:39 pmMitchell Robinson - C - New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson grabbed 17 rebounds to go with eight points and three blocks in Tuesday's 96-86 road win vs. the Bulls.
Robinson put up his second-highest rebounding total tonight as he continues his fantastic rookie season. The Knicks found a gem in Robinson who's been a top-15 player the past two months. Robinson ends his season with a nice test against Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin on Wednesday.
April 7, 2019, 8:56 amMitchell Robinson - C - New York Knicks
Hakeem Olajuwon recently heaped praise on Knicks' rookie big-man Mitchell Robinson after watching him in person in New York's recent game against the Rockets.
“He has a presence in the middle. He can close down the middle with his energy, skill level, how he moves." said Olajuwon of Robinson. "Not too many players have that impact as a shot-blocker.’’ Robinson's ability to block shots is truly a game-changing skill, both in real life and in fantasy hoops. There will be a lot of questions surrounding the Knicks' roster heading into the offseason. If Robinson finds a way to remain in the starting lineup, however, he could very well find himself going in the early rounds of fantasy drafts next season.
Source: New York Post
April 5, 2019, 10:21 pmMitchell Robinson - C - New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson only played 28 minutes in Friday's loss to the Rockets due to foul trouble but was still productive with 12 points, nine rebounds, an assist, three blocks, a steal and one turnover.
Yeah, he only hit 2-of-4 from the line but with top-15 value in 9-cat over the last two months, top-10 over the last two weeks, owners have nothing to complain about. When the end-of-season fantasy metrics are released, we're expecting to see young Robinson on a whole lot of championship rosters.
April 3, 2019, 10:08 pmMitchell Robinson - C - New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson scored 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting while adding nine rebounds, three steals and two blocks on Wednesday against the Magic.
The key stat to view here is the 34 minutes played with only three fouls. Robinson was a plus-7 in his time on the floor and if he starts to rack up steals on a regular basis, we're looking at an early-round value. The sky is the limit and all he needs to do is find ways to stay on the floor without fouling which he's slowly figuring out.
April 1, 2019, 10:53 pmMitchell Robinson - C - New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson double-doubled on Monday with 14 points and 10 boards to go with four assists and three blocks.
DeAndre Jordan was a DNP-CD and it looks like his season is over which gives way for Robinson to finish the year strong. He went 4-for-4 from the field and 6-for-8 at the line. We have no doubts about Robinson's ability to average these numbers if he's able to stay on the floor and these last games are going to drive his stock way up in next year's drafts. As long as he gets the foul trouble under control, he's going to have a huge impact in fantasy leagues next season.
March 30, 2019, 11:23 pmMitchell Robinson - C - New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson had another great game in Saturday's 100-92 loss to the Heat, scoring nine points, 14 rebounds, three steals and four blocks on 4-of-4 shooting in 37 minutes of action.
Robinson is known to put up insane monster stat lines whenever he finishes games and is not in foul trouble. The threat of Robinson being a top-20 player is in play for next year but it really depends if Fizdale gives him minutes north of 30. For now, he's one of the leagues most reliable shot blockers and consistent rebounders whenever he's on the court.
March 30, 2019, 6:02 pmMitchell Robinson - C - New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson and Luke Kornet have been named as starters for Saturday's game against the Heat.
Coach Fizdale has decided to start Robinson the rest of the way for the Knicks which is something that would have made sense weeks ago, but we'll take what we can get from him. Robinson is in line for a monster finish and owners can cash out big time in these final games. Kornet has a unicorn stat-set, but the minutes are all over the place, even when he starts.
Source: Rebecca Haarlow on Twitter
March 28, 2019, 10:46 pmMitchell Robinson - C - New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson had a career-best game in Thursday's 92-117 loss to the Raptors, setting a career-high with 19 points, a career-high with 21 rebounds and picking up multiple blocks for the 23rd straight game with two more swats.
He may also lead the league in mean-mugging after dunks when his team is down by 20 or more. Robinson played 31 minutes tonight with the Raptors leading wire-to-wire, and the Knicks tried very hard to get him to the 20-20 mark to no avail in the closing seconds of the game. He missed two free throws after getting hacked with about five seconds left, only to corral the offensive rebound and hurl up a reverse layup attempt that clanked away as time expired. At least the Knicks were able to work towards something tonight. With DeAndre Jordan heading into free agency, Robinson might cost a very pretty penny in drafts next season.
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