Mitchell Robinson is an impactful player on defense, as his 1.8 blocks per game last season ranked sixth in the NBA, but his limited role on offense has caused him to grow frustrated with his role with the team. Robinson is primarily used as a lob threat and rebounder on that side of the ball due to his lack of true offensive ability.
Therefore, more first-round picks may seem like an overhaul for him, but with the way the league market is progressing, he could be valued that highly by other teams in the future. He is currently playing on a four-year, $60 million contract signed with the Knicks before last season.
At the moment, there is no indication that the Knicks are actively shopping Robinson and, frankly, after Sunday’s success that saw Jrue Holiday head to the Boston Celtics, there are very few options available right now.
However, Robinson is worth paying attention to as he potentially becomes increasingly frustrated with the organization. If his role continues to decline, he may try to force his way out.