New York Knicks player grades for 2020-21 Season

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New York Knicks: Mitchell Robinson | C (70/100 points)

Entertainment Value: 9 points
Future with the Knicks: 6 points
Stability: 9 points
Chemistry: 12 points
Eye Test: 16 points
Statistics: 18 points

Entertainment Value: The New York Knicks have called Mitchell Robinson the center of the future. This year was his worst since entering the league in 2018. However, whenever Robinson hits the floor you can expect energy, dunks and blocks. He knows how to get the MSG crowd on their feet.

Future with the Knicks: Robinson’s got to come back and have a very strong year in 2021-22. It’s his contract year and after an injury-prone, lackluster season, next year’s gotta be big.

Stability: Robinson missed the most time of anyone on the New York Knicks this season. The big man only played in 31 games, March 27th being his last of the season.

Chemistry: Can Mitchell Robinson just stay off social media? In January he posted and deleted a Tweet that read “One day they’ll let me play,” according to the New York Post. He addressed the situation and moved on. That’s not the only time he’s let his frustration boil over on the Internet. He could be a fine guy in the locker room and to have as a teammate but at face value, it doesn’t look good. At least he can be supportive.

Eye Test: When Robinson is healthy and playing well, it’s easy to see what New York Knicks fans like about him. He can score, rebound and plays tremendous defense around the rim. If he can put all three together consistently, he’d easily earn the starting center job for the long term.

Statistics: Robinson saw his points and blocks per game dip, but rebounds per game went up. His field goal percentage was also a career-low. However, playing half-injured can make for some poor performances. I need to see more consistency. Three times Robinson scored at least 15 points in a game this season. Each time the game before he only hit two field goals.