The New York Knicks have been building something special over the last few seasons.
Fans of the team are finally feeling optimistic that they could be true playoff contenders in the East if they keep it up.
Most are hoping that head coach Tom Thibodeau continues to trust in the roster that he has.
Recently, Mitchell Robinson’s trainer Marcell Scott was on Instagram pleading with Thibodeau to trust in his client.
According to New York Basketball, he said that “[Robinson] improved his free throws shooting, his athleticism is back from him buying into the pool workouts!”
“Mitch has developed a few go to moves with his back to the basket!!! Please Coach Thibs give him that freedom on the offensive end…” Scott said.
Mitchell Robinson’s trainer Marcell Scott on IG: “Offseason is officially over! I can say he improved his free-throw shooting, his athleticism is back from him buying into the pool
workouts! Mitch has developed a few go-to moves with his back to the basket!!!
“Please Coach Thibs… pic.twitter.com/GHByDXer3a
— New York Basketball (@NBA_NewYork) September 27, 2023
Last season, Robinson averaged 7.4 points and 9.4 rebounds.
He earned more rebounds than ever before in his five-year career.
It’s clear that Robinson has mostly been used for his defensive power, which has certainly helped the Knicks.
But his trainer is now saying that Robinson can do so much more and can score a lot for New York.
He can be a two-way player and doesn’t just have to be relied upon for rebounds.
Will Thibodeau be listening to Scott?
Over his few seasons leading the team, Thibodeau has had trouble settling on one lineup that he really trusts.
He has tweaked his approach to the game again and again, moving players in and out and even benching some fan favorites.
But the Knicks really had a good thing going last year and made it to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in years.
It seems like the team is finally working together as a cohesive unit and things are really clicking.NEXT: Analyst Says Knicks Are Keeping Tabs On 2 Superstars