Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson is third rookie in last 25 years to post consecutive double-doubles with 5 blocks
As the New York Knicks surprisingly extended their current winning streak to two consecutive victories, rookie big man Mitchell Robinson stood out in what was arguably the best performance in his young NBA career.
In a 108-103 win against the Orlando Magic, Robinson was an absolute beast. The 20-year-old posted a 17-point, 14-rebound double-double along with six blocks (and three steals as well), which allowed him to be only the third rookie in the last two and a half decades to post such a remarkable stat line.
Mitchell Robinson is the 3rd rookie over the last 25 seasons with a double-double and 5 blocks in consecutive games, joining Yao and Tim Duncan. pic.twitter.com/o7TgHVmCGW
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 27, 2019
That’s quite a company to be in for the young Knicks stud, which just proves how much potential Robinson has.
This is now back-to-back outstanding games for Robinson, who notched 15 points, 14 rebounds, and five blocks on Sunday, as New York blew out the San Antonio Spurs, 130-118. It is without question that the 7-foot-1 center’s performances have played a pivotal role in his team’s back-to-back wins.
While Robinson did eclipse the 30-minute mark in the past couple of ballgames, he is actually averaging just 18.4 minutes of action for the season. A log jam in the five position in New York has hindered Robinson’s progress, and the recent injury to veteran big DeAndre Jordan (ankle, day-to-day) provided for an opportunity for the promising youngster to showcase his talents.
Knicks head coach Dave Fizdale has been somewhat hesitant to fully unleash Robinson, but with his recent play, it is undeniable that the 36th overall pick has earned a larger role for the team.