The New York Knicks rookie center, Mitchell Robinson, has made the NBA All-Rookie second team. Â Robinson was the lone Knick to receive such honors, as fellow rookies Kevin Knox and Allonzo Trier did not.
Robinson averaged 7.3 points in 20 minutes per game. Â The points are not what made him a valuable rookie, it was blocks and field percentage.
Robinson led all NBA rookies with 69.4% field goal percentage and 2.4 blocks per game. Â He also has the Knicks rookie record for blocks, 161, passing Kristaps Porzingis, 134. Â Not to bad for a second-round pick that did not play an entire year of competitive basketball, preparing for the NBA.
The Knicks got an absolute steal in Robinson. Â They took a chance on this freak athlete with amazing potential and it paid off. Â These honors were well deserved for Robinson and fans can expect him to continue to improve each season.
Robinson got even better under the tutelage of big man DeAndre Jordan. Â Since Jordan came to the Knicks, Robinsonâ€™s game seemed to take a giant step forward.
However, Robinsonâ€™s teammates, Knox and Trier, voiced their opinions on social media after not making NBA All-Rookie. Â It seems as this added fuel to the fire for Knox, as he continues to work on his game.
Trier was more vocal than Knox. Â Honestly, he should have made it over Landry Shamet and Kevin Huerter.
For now, the Knicks are in a good position with their 3 rookies moving forward. Â These 3 young pieces are exactly what the Knicks desperately needed for their bright future.