New York Knicks big man Mitchell Robinson just stoked the fire of his alleged discontent with the current role he has been given on his team. The 7-foot center decided to jump in on a random Twitter exchange between Knicks fans about his own future with the franchise and apparently, Robinson had a few things to say.
The argument started with a Twitter fan page called KnicksNation claiming that the Knicks should consider trading Robinson if they are unable to secure him to a new deal. According to the tweet, Robinson’s supposed beef with head coach Tom Thibodeau all stems from his desire to get a bigger contract. The 23-year-old big man just couldn’t help but react to the rather unsavory allegations:
Everyone knows when everybody gets involved and the ball moving and everyone touching the ball the energy and effort goes to another level let me as you this and be 100% with your answer how would you feel just running up and down the court for 48 or even for 20 minutes?
— Mitchell Robinson (@23savage____) March 1, 2022
Based on his statement above, Robinson clearly has an issue with his role for the Knicks. He seems to be implying that the offense isn’t going through him as much as he’d like and that he’s pretty much just running around the court for the majority of the game.
Robinson’s current deal expires at the end of this season. It appears that he will want a significant increase from the $1.8 million he earned this year but it remains to be seen if the Knicks will be willing to meet his demands.