Mitchell Robinson has been one of the key players for the New York Knicks over the past six years, but an ankle injury could keep him out for the rest of the year.
That could lead to the Knicks finding additional depth to help Isaiah Hartenstein , who is set to take Robinson’s place in the starting minutes with Jericho Sims set to miss a week or two.
At the time of his injury, Robinson was one of two active NBA players to have had at least 100 offensive rebounds this season. Now that he’s out, the Knicks could pursue the other guy, Clint Capela of the Atlanta Hawks.
Capela, 29, would fit well into the Knicks’ system, as his playing style is very similar to Robinson’s. Both use their size and length to dominate on both the defensive side of the ball and rebounding. Capela has a bit of an edge offensively, averaging a double-double with 11.8 points (nearly double Robinson’s 6.2 this year) and 10.7 total rebounds.