The New York Knicks have had a curious start to the NBA offseason, to say the least. From their peculiar NBA draft night plan to their bizarre pursuit of Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson, no one quite knows what New York is going to do next. However, if there’s anything that might be straightforward, it’s the Knicks’ feelings on free agent center Mitchell Robinson. Brunson isn’t the only one who could be rolling in dough from New York. Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer revealed the Knicks’ big plan for Robinson in NBA Free Agency.
It’s believed Mitchell Robinson will return to New York on a four-year deal that nears $60 million in total earnings.
Per Fischer, Robinson is expected to return to the Knicks on a four-year deal worth nearly $60 million. That’s in addition to the $100 million New York is reportedly set to offer Brunson when the NBA’s free agency period begins on Thursday.
Robinson, 24, averaged 8.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game in 72 contests for the Knicks this past season. It was a strong bounce-back campaign after an injury-riddled season the previous year.
Now, New York is looking to reward him for his impressive effort. A core of Immanuel Quickly, RJ Barrett, Brunson, Julius Randle and Robinson seems like a solid team in the Eastern Conference.
While Knicks fans were hoping for a big splash, it seems like the team is content to merely add to the core they have in place.