Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson to donate $100 to Tackle Kids Cancer for every block this season
New York Knicks big man Mitchell Robinson will donate $100 to Tackle Kids Cancer for each and every one of his blocks throughout the 2019-2020 season.
The Knicks have pledged $50 per block as well.
Good cause alert here: Mitchell Robinson will donate $100 to Tackle Kids Cancer at the Hackensack Meridian Health Children's Cancer Institute for every block in 19-20, while Knicks will give $50 per block to Tackle Kids Cancer & Garden of Dream Foundation https://t.co/Q20k2IvD2p
— Mike Vorkunov (@MikeVorkunov) October 21, 2019
Robinson was the 36th overall pick in the 2018 draft. He established himself as a shot-blocking monster in 2018-19, rejecting 161 shots as a rookie and averaging 7.3 points and 6.4 rebounds. The center also shot 69.4 percent from the floor.
This is a great gesture by Robinson. The Knicks youngster averaged 2.4 blocks per game last season and was second in the league in that category. Only Indiana Pacers big man Myles Turner averaged more blocks per game than Robinson.
The Knicks are hoping the seven veterans they signed this summer will help Robinson and the other young players in New York learn what it takes to win in the NBA. Those veterans are Julius Randle, Bobby Portis, Taj Gibson, Wayne Ellington, Elfrid Payton, Reggie Bullock and Marcus Morris.
The youngsters on the Knicks are Robinson, RJ Barrett, Dennis Smith Jr., Kevin Knox, Allonzo Trier and Frank Ntilikina.
New York had the worst record in the NBA last season and has been a walking disaster for years under owner James Dolan. Knicks fans are hoping 2019-20 will be different.