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Carmelo Anthony thinks Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson doesn’t know ‘how good he can be’

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Carmelo Anthony has nothing but praises for Mitchell Robinson, who led the New York Knicks to a 24-point blowout of his Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

Robinson put on a big game for the Knicks, scoring a team-high 22 points to go along with eight rebounds to power them to a 117-93 victory over the slumping Portland squad. He was also 11-of-11 from the field, which tied a franchise record for most makes without a miss.

Sure enough, after the game, Anthony expressed his admiration for the young center who is just 21 years old. Melo went on to say that he thinks Robinson doesn’t understand “how good he can be.”

“I honestly think that he’s getting better, and better and better and I don’t really think he understands how good he is or how good he can be and his ceiling” Anthony said of Robinson after the game. “The way that he plays is perfect for the way the Knicks play.”

The Knicks have been on the rise recently, winning their last three games and six of their last 10. While Julius Randle’s play is a big part of the winning equation for the ‘Bockers, Mitchell Robinson’s contributions can’t be denied.

In their win over the Brooklyn Nets that sparked their winning streak, Robinson notched a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds on top of two blocks. In the game prior — thought it ended in a lost — he had a monster performance of 13 rebounds and six blocked shots.

Entering Wednesday’s game, Robinson was averaging 10.0 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.9 block while shooting 68.8 percent from the field.

Carmelo Anthony’s claim is not far-fetched. After all, he knows what it takes to thrive in an environment like New York. And based with what Robinson has shown so far, he can definitely be a star in the making if he keeps the current pace of his development.