Knicks, Mitchell Robinson is close to returning

Before the game, Thibodeau shared positive news about Robinson’s recovery.

“He’s doing better and better and so [he’s] progressing,” Thibodeau said via SNY. “And I think probably right after the All-Star break, he’ll start doing activities on the court.”

Robinson has been out since suffering a sprained left ankle on Dec. 8 against the Boston Celtics, which later required surgery.

“So we’re very happy with how he’s going,” Thibodeau added. So yes, it’s positive [news].

Robinson’s rehabilitation will begin with pool exercises and weight lifting. Subsequently he will move on to non-contact exercises (shooting, running and jumping). The next phase involves contact exercises from 1 on 1 up to 5 on 5 and the last obstacle to overcome is team training.