Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson sends yet another petty message to team on Twitter
After voicing his unhappiness with his offensive role with the New York Knicks on Snapchat last week (and then backtracking on what he said), Mitchell Robinson decided to throw more shade on Twitter. This time, though, it involved a tweet that he liked after New York’s loss to Miami on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old starting center is averaging 7.4 points per game, which is close to the 7.3 that he averaged as a rookie, and is shooting 69.1% from the field. Because he’s dealt with a couple of injuries this season, with the latest being a fractured thumb, he’s played in only 52 games. Still, Robinson is clearly the defensive anchor on the Knicks. However, that isn’t good enough for him.
After posting 10 points (the most he’s scored since Mar. 7) and eight rebounds against the Heat, Robinson decided to spend some time being petty on social media.
Mitchell Robinson continues to make it known he’s unhappy with Knicks role
As a restricted free agent last summer, Mitchell Robinson opted to sign a four-year, $60 million contract with the Knicks. After being a second-round draft pick in 2018, the front office prioritized bringing the big man back in free agency. He’s one of the many reasons why New York has been so successful this season.
With the regular season quickly coming to a close, the Knicks need Robinson more than ever with the playoffs on the horizon. Now isn’t the time for the team to have a player repeatedly voicing their frustrations on social media about their role. Sure, Robinson himself didn’t write the tweet about getting more touches in San Antonio or Dallas, but he knew what he was doing when he liked it. He’s since unliked the tweet.
After voicing his displeasure on Snapchat last week, he posted a long response on Instagram that included: “I’ll be fine my bad should’ve handled it differently and didn’t want no bad blood just gotta find myself.” So, it’s odd that a few days after that, he took another shot at Tom Thibodeau and the Knicks.
It isn’t unusual for a player to not be satisfied with their role, but just like we’ve said before, it’s something that Robinson needs to take up with the appropriate people. Airing it out on social media while the team is on the brink of securing a playoff berth isn’t helping anyone. In fact, it’s bringing unnecessary attention to him and the team.
There’s no denying that Mitchell Robinson is a critical piece of this Knicks team. New York doesn’t need him to have a larger role on the offensive end. What the team needs most is for him to stay healthy, hit his free throws, protect the rim, and continue to solidify himself as one of the best offensive rebounders in the league.