New York Knicks phenom Mitchell Robinson can do it all.
Unless Dwight Howard attempts a ridiculous amount of shots and makes all of them, or Rudy Gobert shoots 87-87 in Orlando, New York Knicks rising star Mitchell Robinson will set the single-season record for FG% previously held by none other than Wilt Chamberlain.
As if that’s not enough, a video surfaced on Instagram over the weekend showing how dangerous the lanky big man can be off the dribble.
While a workout video is a workout video, and NBA fans have learned to take them with a grain of salt – remember when Enes Kanter looked like the next Shaq in workout videos during his first summer with the Knicks – it is tantalizing to see Robinson handle the basketball like a guard, regardless of the environment.
The second-year big man has teased Knicks fans with videos showing himself draining three-pointers in the past. Meanwhile, he has yet to attempt a three in an NBA game. He rarely shoots beyond the five feet surrounding the rim. If the 22-year-old center can expand his shot profile and add a bit of ball-handling to his game, he could be an unstoppable force for the Knicks.
Mitchell Robinson should set the single-season FG% record
After the season was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was unclear how the NBA would qualify shooters for the single-season FG% record. But according to SNY, Robinson will be granted the record if nobody passes him during the games played in Orlando. Robinson’s 74.2% accuracy tops Chamberlain’s 72.7% record-efficiency during the 1972-73 season.
The Knicks roster could be on the verge of a major shake-up with Leon Rose taking over as president of the team and Tom Thibodeau expected to be hired as the next head coach in the coming weeks. However, Robinson’s spot is among the safest next to RJ Barrett, as the two represent the cornerstone pieces of a franchise desperately trying to return to competitiveness.