3. The Pick And Roll
The New York Knicks have quite a bit going for them as far as raw talent and potential are concerned. One of the primary issues that the Knicks’ offense continues to face, however, is the absence of a reliable pick and roll option—sans Enes Kanter and his expiring contract, of course.
With Mitchell Robinson in the fold, New York has the modern pick and roll dive man who can diversify the offense in unimaginable ways.
With his size and length, Robinson has the physical tools to play above the rim. That’s an advantage that the Knick currently lack, as Kanter is an outstanding pick and roll finisher, but doesn’t exactly play an aerial-based game.
Robinson’s ability to sky through the air as a lob target would add a new layer to an offense that needs an efficient option to turn to when all else fails.
Furthermore, Robinson flashed the ability to knock down open jump shots during his high school career. That only means so much for his transition to the NBA, but it’s clear that he’s willing to shoot—a sign that the Knicks can develop him into a pick and pop threat, as well.
It’s unclear if Robinson will ever be the type of player who can be turned to in isolation, but he should at least be an efficient scoring option via this coveted play.