NY Knicks: 3 Mitchell Robinson offseason trades for NY to consider

Mitchell Robinson, NY Knicks (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Mitchell Robinson, NY Knicks
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The NY Knicks have been on a tear as of late winning 12 of their last 13 games and have been doing so without the services of Mitchell Robinson.

Due to his impending free agency coming up in the summer of 2022, the Knicks’ front office is going to have some tough decisions on its hands.

Mitch has just one year left on his rookie deal where he’s set to make just $1.8 million next season before becoming an unrestricted free agent.

He’s been hindered by a multitude of injuries over the last few seasons, but this season may have been his worst to date.

Back on February 12th, Mitch sustained a fractured right hand which caused him to miss several weeks of action.

Finally returning in late March, Robinson then went on to fracture a bone in his foot just 6 minutes into a game against the Bucks on March 27th.

Should the NY Knicks look to trade Mitchell Robinson this offseason?

This most recent injury effectively ended his season unless the Knicks were to make a very deep playoff run.

A string of bad luck to say the least.

The fanbase was loving what they saw out of Mitch on a nightly basis but in his absence, guys like Nerlens Noel and Taj Gibson have really stepped things up.

As good as Mitchell Robinson is, it’s unfortunate that between the position he plays and his skill set not being as appreciated in the NBA as it once was, it begs the question of how much he’s really worth if the Knicks were to offer him an extension.

If you don’t have the ability to stretch the floor a bit while being an unstoppable force down low, you just don’t get paid a whole lot in today’s modern style of play.

The Knicks are in the driver’s seat and hold all the leverage at the negotiating table when they sit down to discuss Mitch’s future with the organization.

If I’m Leon Rose, I offer him a $30 million deal for 3 years and tell him to take it or leave it.

If he thinks he can get paid more elsewhere then, by all means, go find that money buddy.

If the Knicks can get basically the same level of production out of players on super cheap contracts like Noel, Taj, and Pelle…why pay someone a boatload of money?

Just seems silly to me.

Here we will be exploring what would happen if the Knicks were to opt into Mitch’s final year on his contract and then look to move him elsewhere.