2. Mitchell Robinson's defensive impact
Mitchell Robinson was and still is an enigma. Before Saturday’s game, it’d been over a year since the big man had played a competitive game of basketball. After skipping a year of college ball, Robinson’s draft stock took a hit, and he slipped to the second round.
As a five-star high school recruit, he was heralded for his defense. That figured to carry over to the college level, but there was no guarantee he would dominate at the NBA level. Against Atlanta, Robinson opened a lot of eyes.
The former McDonald’s All-American had four blocks and eight rebounds in 27 minutes. The concern for Robinson was foul trouble, and he found it. The big man picked up six fouls in his first summer league action. You get 10 in non-tournament games.
— Elite Sports NY (@EliteSportsNY) July 7, 2018