New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson has big plans for his summer, including the addition of a three-point shot.
However, the laid-back kid from Chalmette, Louisiana was a revelation for a team that didn’t have much to play for this season. He was a natural in the pick-and-roll and was always a threat for a lob.
That being said, Robinson is looking to add more depth to his offensive arsenal next season.
“I want to shoot threes next year,’’ Robinson said to Marc Berman of the New York Post. “That’s not the No. 1 focus [but] really to get stronger, work on my post moves. And then when it gets close to summer league [in July], start bringing in that jump shot.’’
Imagining Robinson with a three-point shot is a scary proposition. Of course, as he admits, he has other areas of his game he wants to focus on.
However, the three-point shot is becoming increasingly important in the modern game. While it’s not a necessity for rim-running bigs to become high-efficiency three-point shooters, it’s never a bad thing.
Robinson’s offensive game will always be predicated on rim rolls and second-chance points, the sky is the limit for him. Should he add a reliable three-point stroke to his game, head coach David Fizdale can mix in some pick-and-pop to keep defenses on their toes.