The New York Knicks are in the midst of developing a future all-star. Mitchell Robinson greatly improved his game this season despite the season being cut short due to COVID-19.
Throughout his first two seasons with Knicks, Robinson is already in elite NBA company. This season he’s trying to break Wilt Chamberlains record of highest field goal percentage. Robinson is shooting 73.2% and Chamberlain shot 72.7% in 1972-73 for the Los Angeles Lakers. It all depends on what happens with this NBA season to determine if he’ll be the record holder or not.
The second-year Knicks center is also one of seven players in NBA history have blocked more than points. He’s blocked over 250 shots and scored more than 1,000 points. This all comes with shooting over 52% as well. Robinson joins the likes of Shaquille O’Neal, Tim Duncan, David Robinson, Hassan Whiteside, Hakeem Olajuwon and Anthony Davis.
If that wasn’t enough. Robinson is the only player in NBA history to have made enough field goals to qualify for the league leaders and shot 74.2% in a season.
The Knicks have a real gem in Robinson. Despite not playing many minutes, only 21.8 per in his career, he continues to be a future building block for the franchise. His minutes will only go up with his developmental progress.
He was a second-round pick which came with uncertainty. Robinson basically came right out of high school. He enrolled at Western Kentucky but after a suspension for violating team rules, he decided to forgo college to prepare for the NBA. The Knicks selected him and freakish athleticism.
In his 2018 debut, Robinson set summer league records for blocked shots and offensive rebounds. He earned a multi-year contact with the Knicks and the rest is history.
He continues to improve each game for the Knicks while only being 22-years old. Robinson is only going to get better. He’s already improving by controlling his fouls and all other aspects of his game. Soon enough, if not already, he’ll be one of the best, young big men in the association. The New York Knicks hit a home-run with taking a chance on Mitchell Robinson.