Why the New York Knicks shouldn’t dangle Mitchell Robinson in trade offers.
The transition into the NBA offseason has allowed the New York Knicks to do what they do best: dream of a rebuilding around a superstar.
Fans of the team are keenly aware of the purgatory that has plagued the organization since the Carmelo Anthony era. Many would even argue the dysfunction dates back to the franchise’s appearances in NBA Finals in the 1990s.
This particular offseason, the Knicks have been the focus of a plethora of rumors regarding the acquisition of an established All-Star via trade. Players like Russell Westbrook, Victor Oladipo, John Wall, DeMar DeRozan (which I recently wrote about here), and others have given fans hope the team may be on the verge of real postseason contention.
While this is certainly encouraging, there is one particular rumor that is concerning: a potential trade of center Mitchell Robinson. One incarnation of this type of deal speculates that Robinson could be shipped to Golden State in a package that would land the Knicks the #2 overall pick in the 2020 Draft.
Here are three reasons the Knicks should avoid parting ways with their budding star.