By Spencer Dempewolf
Mitchell Robinson exceeded expectations at the 2018 NBA Summer League, but the New York Knicks must remain patient with his development.
The New York Knicks have battled through the NBA Summer League to a 1-3 record so, with their lone win being last Saturday against the Atlanta Hawks. By far the greatest surprise of the summer thus far has been the outstanding play by their two 2018 draft picks.
Drafted for his pure athleticism and upside as a rim-protector and floor-runner, Robinson has been a revelation for New York over the past week. The former five-star recruit slid down draft boards due to the fact that he hadn’t played a meaningful game in over a year.
The seven-footer has averaged12.8 points and 9.8 rebounds in 25.5 minutes per game though his first four outings. In addition to this, Robinson has averaged 3.8 blocks while shooting an efficient 71.9 percent from the floor.
The 20-year-old has not only impressed statistically, but he’s been performing freakishly athletic plays seemingly every trip down the...