Mitchell Robinson had just returned from a broken right hand when he suffered this new injury in Milwaukee.
New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson broke his foot in Saturday night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks and will be reevaluated tomorrow. Robinson’s injury was reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic and also on the MSG Network.
Knicks center Mitchell Robinson suffered a broken right foot.
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 28, 2021
Robinson broke his foot in the first quarter while defending Bucks center Brook Lopez and landed awkwardly while trying to steal. He was removed from the game almost immediately and was replaced by Nerlens Noel.
Now, Noel and Taj Gibson can expect to see extended minutes downtown.
Taking of JB
Talk about the bad time. Mitchell Robinson misses 15 games with a broken hand, pinches an ankle in his first game, and then breaks his foot. It’s a shame because not only is he a great rim protector, but Robinson was also showing a lot more confidence on the offensive side.
But now, the New York Knicks need to plan their life without Robinson for a little while longer. The good news is they are big already, but what about recent free agent Andre Drummond? Marc Berman of The New York Post reported that the Knicks weren’t interested in him, and ESPN Adrian wojnarowski reported that the Los Angeles Lakers were the favorites to sign him.
Things have now changed in New York. Robinson’s foot could keep him out for a long time, and the Knicks have the salary cap space to sign Drummond long-term. Perhaps team president Leon Rose can reconsider his position.
On the other hand, Noel leads the league in defensive box over / under and Gibson remains a capable big man. Robinson could also hopefully recover quickly and return sooner rather than later.
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