New York Knicks big man Mitchell Robinson has quietly been having an outstanding season for his team, despite how the Knicks have been pretty awful this term.
Knicks team insider Ian Begley shared this very impressive bit about Robinson, and how he is primed to set the all-time NBA record for field goal percentage in a single season:
Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson will set NBA record for single-season FG percentage if he isn’t passed by players participating in Orlando, per an SNY source familiar with the matter. Robinson finished the year with a 74.2 FG%. Wilt Chamberlain has the single-season record (72.7%).
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) July 17, 2020
Let that sink in. Mitchell Robinson isn’t only shooting well over 70 percent from the floor, but he is just about to beat a long-standing record set by none other than the legendary Wilt Chamberlain. The variance in the production rate between these two may be vast, but still, Robinson needs to be given credit for his amazing feat here.
This season, Robinson averaged 9.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game in just 23.1 minutes of action. He has been one of the few bright spots for New York in an otherwise forgettable campaign.
It is worth noting that Robinson will be entering the third year of his four-season contract next term. Despite being one of the most promising young players on the squad, he is set to earn just $1.6 million for the 2020-21 campaign.
Interestingly, the 7-foot big man will have a team option on the final year of his deal, which means that Knicks could actually let him walk if they feel that he isn’t going to be part of their plans moving forward. That just doesn’t make sense at this point, though, and based on what we’ve seen from him thus far, New York should seriously consider locking Robinson up on a new lengthy and lucrative deal.