Star: Mitchell Robinson
Whether it’s with their scant few draft picks (that they actually hold on to) or their free agent decisions, the New York Knicks haven’t had much reason for optimism when it comes to player personnel acquisition. But Mitchell Robinson, their 2nd round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, was one of the few reasons for optimism during a dreadful 2018-2019 season.
The 7.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game won’t wow most people, even if they acknowledge he put up those numbers while playing less than 21 minutes per game. But if nothing else, Robinson has showed the potential to be a dominant presence in the paint, and one of the better shot-blockers in the league.