Dan Besbris tackles the first post-mortem of the podcast teams-in-review season, the New York Knicks!
October 18, 2019, 11:07 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson blocked four shots and added 10 points, seven rebounds and a steal against the Pelicans on Friday.
Robinson had another impressive showing swatting four shots, however he committed five fouls in 20 minutes of playing time. He has had many games with limited minutes due to foul trouble which could continue to cap his potential.
October 7, 2019, 10:10 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson blocked four shots to supplement his five points, seven rebounds, one assist and two steals in Monday's win over the Wizards.
Robinson played 29 minutes, which is a reasonable expectation for his minutes load this season. He was 2-for-7 from the field and 1-for-2 from the line. Robinson is going to prop you up in blocks and field goal percentage while providing decent rebounds and steals, but the rest isn't going to be pretty. He's a lot of fun, but know what you're getting into before you select him.
October 2, 2019, 2:47 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson told The Athletic's Mike Vorkunov that he believes he can still be a defensive force without taking as many fouls.
Robinson was a defensive terror in his rookie season for the Knicks and staying on the floor would make him even more dangerous. He averaged 2.4 blocks in 20 minutes per game to go with 7.3 points and 6.4 rebounds. Robinson is already in the top ten centers conversation.
Source: Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic
October 1, 2019, 3:28 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson plans to show off all the hard work he put in on his 3-point shot this offseason.
We'll see if this comes to anything when the regular season rolls around, but we wouldn't count on it. Any added threes will make Robinson's value climb even higher.
Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter
August 8, 2019, 4:49 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson tweaked his knee in a scrimmage in Las Vegas with Team USA but the MRI came back clean according to sources.
Robinson is one of the bright spots for the youthful Knicks roster. In his rookie season, he averaged 2.4 blocks while only seeing 20.6 minutes per game. Ever since Paul George had the horrific injury in 2014, Team USA has been even more cautious with any type of discomfort.
Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter
July 27, 2019, 10:13 pmBobby PortisPF, New York Knicks
According to Marc Berman of the NY Post, Bobby Portis will be coming off the bench and the Knicks will look to start Julius Randle and Mitchell Robinson.
Portis envisions himself to be a Sixth Man of the Year candidate. He averaged 14.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 39.3 percent from 3-point range last year but may find it difficult to improve on those numbers with Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson, Marcus Morris and Taj Gibson also competing for minutes in the front court. Randle and Robinson are expected to take the bulk of the minutes as the starters.
Source: NY Post
July 15, 2019, 5:32 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson, Jarrett Allen, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Brandon Clarke and Kendrick Nunn have been named to the Summer League First Team.
Robinson averaged 13.8 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.4 blocks in only 25.2 mpg in Vegas, and the hype train will continue to roll. Allen had a slow start to his Summer League but came around to dominate as a player of his caliber should. Alexander-Walker and Clarke showed out for the rookie class, with NAW finishing third in scoring at 24.3 points per game. Nunn put up 21.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.5 steals in his summer session and will look to crack the backcourt rotation in Miami this year.
Source: NBA on Twitter
July 13, 2019, 8:13 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson had himself a solid effort in Saturday's 103-87 win over the Wizards, dropping 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting with nine rebounds and three blocks.
He established himself as an efficient shooter from the field in his rookie season. Now, the volume of shots is ticking up and we're excited. The blocks were expected and Mitch-Rob delivered. He's going to be a hot commodity in 2019-20.
July 10, 2019, 11:39 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson continued his string of solid performances as he put up 13 points and 11 rebounds in 24 minutes in a 117-96 win over the Lakers on Wednesday.
Robinson shot a perfect 6-of-6 from the field and blocked five shots. He has already proven that he is a force to be reckoned with in the NBA, so he could rest in the upcoming games. He should have no real competition for minutes at the center position, so expect Robinson to take a step forward in his sophomore season.
July 9, 2019, 11:33 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson had a classic Mitchell Robinson game in a Summer League loss to the Raptors on Tuesday as he put up 13 points (5-of-7 FGs, 3-of-7 FTs), 14 boards and three blocks in 26 minutes.
If we were projecting his stats for the upcoming season, this line would be pretty close. He'll be a hot commodity in fantasy drafts as he has a realistic shot at top-25 production. It would be nice to know if the Knicks' players' minutes are going to stay a bit more constant than in this past season though.
July 7, 2019, 11:42 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson had a solid game on Sunday in a loss to the Suns as he put up 17 points and nine boards on 7-of-8 shooting.
He blocked two shots, but he had quite a few goaltends to negate them. Robinson will go into the season as the Knicks' starting center and will be given plenty of minutes all season long. Expect Robinson to take a leap in his sophomore season.
July 5, 2019, 11:34 amMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson has received an invite to Select Team at USA Basketball training camp.
Robinson will now get to rub elbows with, and likely block shots of, some of the league's most talented and up and coming players. He figures to still be in the mix as an impact player in New York even despite the log-jam of big-men they signed in free agency.
Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter
July 2, 2019, 12:43 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson will switch his jersey number from 26 to 23 to honor two high school friends who passed away.
Robinson may very well have worn this number last year if Trey Burke wasn't already wearing it. Robinson was a per-minute stud last season and may find himself in a similar predicament after the Knicks decided to add three big men in Julius Randle, Bobby Portis and Taj Gibson, this offseason.
Source: Marc Berman on Twitter
The Knicks finally got something right -- it just involved a lot of losing.