Mitchell Robinson is ready to expand his game next season.
New York Knicks big man Mitchell Robinson has become a new source of workout video admiration by the blue and orange faithful. On Thursday, Overtime tweeted a video of him showing off his handle in a pick-up game to which the young center responded in promising more to come.
The 22-year-old set an NBA record for the highest single-season field goal percentage this past season by shooting 74.2 percent, breaking Wilt Chamberlain’s previous record (72.7%) from 1973.
Robinson’s accuracy is aided by his shot profile, another aspect of his game that he has hinted at improving in workout videos. But before he can shoot from long range, it’s good to see him working on handling the basketball.
It’s unclear when the video from Overtime was recorded, but Robinson seems ready to add some new tricks to his game during his third season in New York.
"In responding to the video shared by Overtime, Robinson said, “I’m nice I got to [sic] much stuff in the bag year 3.”"
A video surfaced earlier this summer that showed the big man crafting his dribble, so perhaps these skills will translate to the court, although, if you watch the highlight above, he might need to put in a little more work before trying those moves on NBA defenders.
The Knicks are hoping they can add a point guard to their offense to help “unlock” the potential of Robinson, who could develop into an elite rim runner with the proper coaching and pick-and-roll partner.
In the past two seasons, amid all of the losing, Knicks fans have found salvation in Robinson’s alley-oops that seem to descend from the Garden ceiling on some nights.
While the NBA continues the playoffs in Orlando, the Knicks have been stuck at home since mid-March. However, it hasn’t kept Robinson from working on his game and giving back to the community. Robinson’s Youth Foundation is headed to his home state of Louisiana in September to help residents impacted by Hurricane Laura.