Mitchell Robinson Rumors

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Mitchell Robinson
Mitchell Robinson
Position: C
Born: 04/01/98
Height: 7-1 / 2.16
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Salary: $1,485,440
Robinson, who had never been out of the U.S. or Canada before the London trip, is ready to be on top of the Knicks’ rim again. The 7-1 shot-blocker has missed a full month with first an ankle sprain, then a groin injury he suffered on the slippery UCLA practice floor when he was about to return. The second-round pick last played Dec. 14 in Charlotte. The Knicks are 1-12 in the 13 games he has missed. The Knicks list Robinson as questionable, but unless he suffers a setback from the London practice, Knicks coach David Fizdale is antsy to roll him out across the pond Thursday, when the Knicks face the Wizards at London’s O2 Arena. “I expect rust, but we got to get it off of him,” Fizdale said. “He’s missed a big chunk of the season — a very important chunk for his development. The faster we can get it off of him and get him playing, the better. We’re going to evaluate it on how it reacts to the practice. But today he’ll go [full bore].”
Mitchell Robinson is close to returning. The Knicks rookie center is making progress in his recovery from a sprained left ankle, and he could get back into a game soon. “He’s progressing,” coach David Fizdale said after the Knicks’ shootaround Tuesday at Pepsi Center. “Yeah, he went through shoot around today. It was good. Had a couple of dunks. I figured if you can dunk it’s probably about that time. So he’s getting close.”
Storyline: Mitchell Robinson Injury