"Just Out There For Cardio": Mitchell Robinson Blasts Knicks For His Diminished Role On Offense

New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson is taking less than five field goal attempts per game. And while his rebounding and blocked shot numbers are still strong, he feels his offense is wasting away.  

He laced into the Knicks on social media for his lack of looks on offensive side of the ball:

“Tired asf of just being out there for cardio fam like I want to play basketball to really just wasting my time and energy 🤦🏾‍♂️… Disappearing for a while.”


Of course, with his rim protection and defense, he's not really "wasting" his time out there. And NBA insiders, including former players and team beat writers, are questioning Robinson's complaint.

Former 11-year NBA veteran Greg Anthony suggests that Robinson might not understand his role on the team. "That’s like an offensive lineman bitching about not getting enough passes thrown to him!" wrote Anthony.

And New York beat reporter Kristian Winfield is wondering if Robinson has developed some post moves or a jump shot that we all might have missed. 

In the meantime, the Knicks have gotten back on track, winning their last two games, after losing three straight to snap a nine-game winning streak. They currently stand 5th in the Eastern Conference at 41-30. 

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