fbpx
Favorites

© 2022 BVM Sports. Best Version Media, LLC.

Favorites

Mitchell Robinson back with New York Knicks: Instant reaction

Mitchell Robinson back with New York Knicks: Instant reaction
Mitchell Robinson agreed to terms on a four-year, $60 million contract with the New York Knicks, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. (Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)

NEW YORK (BVM) — After signing former Los Angeles Clippers center Isaiah Hartenstein as free agency kicked off yesterday, the New York Knicks doubled back on the position by re-signing rising big man, Mitchell Robinson. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Robinson has agreed to terms on a deal with the Knicks on a four-year, $60 million contract. 

Here is everything you need to know about the Knicks’ blockbuster re-signing:

Mitchell Robinson’s contract:

Robinson’s average annual value comes in around $15 million, which slots in near some of the recent signings that have been given out to forwards and centers. Yesterday, Bobby Portis cashed in on his play, signing a similar deal for four-years, $49 million. With Robinson turning 24 years old in the past few months, the deal makes a lot of sense for the Knicks who hope he still has room to grow as he enters his prime.

New York’s center position:

Robinson will slot back in as the defensive anchor for the Knicks who have looked to add some more playmaking and offense to their starting lineup early on in free agency. With Robinson and now Hartenstein, New York will be able to mix in differing skillsets between the two, as Robinson has proven to be a defensive stallworth and Hartenstein has shown promise as an all-around big who has flashed solid playmaking at the position. 

The 7-foot center will likely be the final piece of New York’s starting lineup as the team prepares to have a likely grouping of Jalen Brunson, Evan Fournier, R.J. Barrett, Julius Randle, and Mitchell Robinson, now slotting in again. Last year, the Knicks’ big man averaged 8.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 25.7 minutes through 72 games, while shooting 76.1 percent from the field. The former second-round pick in 2018 has been a surprise win for the Knicks dating back to the Steve Mills-led front office. 

Robinson in Knicks’ future:

The Knicks are banking that the 24-year-old can continue to anchor the team’s defense following some of the issues they had last year. With Brunson added into the fold, New York will need to deploy similar defensive strategies surrounding their incoming point guard, after struggling with Kemba Walker on the defensive end last season. Although Brunson is a solid offensive threat, the 6-foot-1 guard has struggled with on-ball defense and will likely need Robinson’s rim protection to back him up in pick and roll scenarios. Like Walker, who was shipped out during the NBA draft, the smaller guard will need help alongside Fournier as Tom Thibodeau aims to find a balance of scoring and defense.

With the contract slotting in near others, the deal for Robinson seems like a win-win for both sides as New York aims to find a way back into the playoffs with some of its recent moves.

Originals

more
Jack Sanborn: Can the Wisconsin LB contribute to the Chicago Bears?

Jack Sanborn: Can the Wisconsin LB contribute to the Chicago Bears?

Jack Sanborn was a main contributor on a Wisconsin Badgers defense that was continuously one…

Brent Venables: Can new Sooners HC continue OU’s success?

Brent Venables: Can new Sooners HC continue OU’s success?

After 26 years as an assistant under the likes of Bill Snyder, Bob Stoops and…

Wyatt Davis continues to provide opportunities for young QBs

Wyatt Davis continues to provide opportunities for young QBs

Wyatt Davis found it through different experiences and endeavors to become a DI quarterback.

Canadian Jacob Zibin’s path to an MLB-record draft bonus

Canadian Jacob Zibin’s path to an MLB-record draft bonus

To secure the youngest talent available at the 2022 MLB Draft, the Cleveland Guardians paid…

Ken Griffey Jr., Sr. play catch before ‘Field of Dreams’ game

Ken Griffey Jr., Sr. play catch before ‘Field of Dreams’ game

Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. got their moment at the “Field of Dreams,” enjoying…

Mathias Barnwell finds fit with Penn State, ‘Tight End U’

Mathias Barnwell finds fit with Penn State, ‘Tight End U’

Riverbend senior tight end Mathias Barnwell wants to bring a well-rounded game with him to…

UNC baseball recruit Walker Jenkins driven to be the best

UNC baseball recruit Walker Jenkins driven to be the best

Walker Jenkins has worked to become one of baseball’s best prospects.

Jim Nantz’s rise to sports broadcasting legend at CBS

Jim Nantz’s rise to sports broadcasting legend at CBS

Jim Nantz is now one of the biggest faces in sports media, but how did…

Kaveion Keys bringing winning pedigree to Power 5 level

Kaveion Keys bringing winning pedigree to Power 5 level

Kaveion Keys is one of the top Class of 2023 recruits in Virginia and aims…

Amir Herring ready to be a ‘Michigan Man’

Amir Herring ready to be a ‘Michigan Man’

Amir Herring has the potential to be one of Michigan's next great prep football prospects.

5 athletes who went viral on TikTok for their shock factor

5 athletes who went viral on TikTok for their shock factor

Here's a list of five athletes who've gone viral on TikTok.

Is Matt Rhule on the hot seat?

Is Matt Rhule on the hot seat?

After back-to-back five win seasons, Matt Rhule needs to show major improvement in year three…

10-year-old Rudolph Ingram drawing comparisons to Tyreek Hill

10-year-old Rudolph Ingram drawing comparisons to Tyreek Hill

At just 10 years old, RB Rudolph Ingram is being compared to Tyreek Hill and…

Ty Doucette looks to become next Canadian baseball star

Ty Doucette looks to become next Canadian baseball star

As an Oregon State commit, Ty Doucette is on his way to becoming the next…

Better Chelsea star: Roy Kent or Christian Pulisic?

Better Chelsea star: Roy Kent or Christian Pulisic?

Christain Pulisic starred in a commercial that also featured famed fictional footballer Roy Kent from…

Matt Carpenter enjoying career resurgence with Yankees

Matt Carpenter enjoying career resurgence with Yankees

With last year looking like the end of Matt Carpenter’s career, the current Yankees slugger…

Quinn Ewers ready to showcase talent despite Arch Manning buzz

Quinn Ewers ready to showcase talent despite Arch Manning buzz

With top-ranked recruit Arch Manning announcing his commitment to Texas this summer, eyes have turned…

Willson Contreras trade from Cubs doesn’t happen: What now?

Willson Contreras trade from Cubs doesn’t happen: What now?

Despite expectations he would be moved, Chicago Cubs' catcher Willson Contreras was not traded before…

Mike McCarthy facing pressure to get Cowboys over the hump

Mike McCarthy facing pressure to get Cowboys over the hump

Mike McCarthy is one of eight active head coaches with a Super Bowl championship to…

Juan Soto, Josh Bell trade: What it means for Padres, Nats

Juan Soto, Josh Bell trade: What it means for Padres, Nats

Here is everything you need to know about the trade that sent Juan Soto and…