New York Knicks Robinson wants to know if he beat Wilts record

Bob Konarski
New York Knicks, Mitchell Robinson
Dec 17, 2019; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson (23) slam dunks the ball against the Atlanta Hawks during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks second-year center Mitchell Robinson tweeted out a big question this past Sunday.  “Does this mean I broke the FG record the season? 👀”

Robinson has been chasing Wilt Chamberlain’s field-goal record when he was with the Los Angles Lakers.  Chamberlain shot .727 for the Lakers in 1972-73.  Before the coronavirus swept the entire world, Robinson had a league best percentage of .742.  He has been one of the only bright spots for the Knicks this season.

The league minimum to be eligible the record is 300 attempts.  Robinson has 341 attempts while making 253 of them.  The Knicks have numerous highlights, blocks and jaw-dropping dunks from Robinson to get them through this non-basketball time.

It’s still unsure whether the NBA will return this season due to the worldwide pandemic.  But, if the season was to come to an end early, the numbers could be adjusted to follow the condensed season.  If so, the Knicks big-man could be the record holder.

Robinson certainly deserves a lot of credit for the big step forward he took this season.  He’s showed the Knicks organization why he was untouchable at the deadline.

Everything about his game has improved.  Blocking, field goals, obviously, but most of all his ability to control his fouling.  The New York Knicks have a great centerpiece to build upon for the future and Robinson is only going to get better.