The New York Knicks are currently one of the worst teams in the NBA, as they have an abysmal 2-4 record.
With a slow start to the 2023-24 season, it’s only obvious that many are pointing fingers at the current members of the team.
While Julius Randle has become the obvious culprit for the Knicks’ struggles, veteran center Mitchell Robinson hasn’t helped the team either.
In fact, Robinson’s trainer blamed the Knicks for his struggles via NBACentral on Twitter.
“Damn, 23 is not even much a lob threat anymore!” the trainer said of Robinson.
Mitchell Robinson’s trainer on Mitchell Robinson 👀
— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) November 4, 2023
There was a time when Mitchell Robinson was known as one of the best players, at least inside the paint.
Robinson’s ability to catch lobs in traffic made him a threat for opposing teams.
However, the 25-year-old has seemingly lost that ability so far in the 2023-24 season.
Robinson is currently averaging 5.2 points, 12.0 rebounds, and 0.5 assists per game for the Knicks.
The veteran center is shooting just 41.4% from the field.
Robinson’s trainer ultimately took some responsibility for the player’s struggles as well.
The trainer questioned why modern-day centers are not rewarded for doing extra hard work.
He believes that not being rewarded enough leads to the centers getting lazier and, ultimately, giving up on trying extra hard on both ends of the floor.
Either way, with or without being a lob threat, Robinson’s numbers are simply not good enough to be a starter on the Knicks.
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