The New York Knicks have a lot of work to do if they want to right the wrongs that so horribly derailed their last season.
They’re definitely trying to shake things up.
On Thursday, they signed guard Jalen Brunson to a hefty four-year deal worth about $104 million.
But that’s not the only move they made as free agency took the league by storm.
Free agent center Mitchell Robinson has agreed on a new four-year, $60 million contract to stay with the New York Knicks, his agents Thad Foucher and Joe Smith of @Wassbasketball tell ESPN. pic.twitter.com/dnKtVQmln9
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2022
The Knicks decided to keep center Mitchell Robinson on their squad and signed him to a new four-year, $60 million contract.
That contract is an obvious sign of faith in the young player so how does he fit in with the team moving forward?
During last season with the Knicks, Robinson averaged 8.5 points per game while shooting 76.1% from the field.
He was best known for his dunks and his impressive defensive power and strength.
Robinson has been a pleasant surprise for the team since being drafted back in the second round of the 2018 draft.
New York’s first-round pick, Kevin Knox, didn’t deliver on what was promised and so the team turned to Robinson, who was very ready and eager to step up.
Step up he did and he was a great addition to the team until injuries sidelined him for most of the 2020-21 season.
But he was back in full force last season and the Knicks loved the progress and potential they see from the 24-year-old.
You can expect that he will be a vital part of the new rotation head coach Tom Thibodeau tries out when the season starts.
Don’t be surprised if he gets an awful lot of lobs from Brunson.
If he keeps getting better and growing as a player, Robinson might make a few highlight reels next season.