Mitchell Robinson mum on complaints about Knicks’ function
Mitchell Robinson was pleased to debate the dunk he threw down with 24.2 seconds to go in regulation on Saturday to seal the Knicks’ matinee victory over the Nuggets.
When the dialog turned to his latest social media posts, although, Robinson wished no a part of it.
“Go away me alone,” Robinson mentioned following the Knicks’ 116-110 win. “I’m not answering. It’s the previous, bro. I’m transferring ahead.”
Robinson, who completed the sport with eight factors and 9 rebounds in 26 minutes, indicated in a Snapchat story on Tuesday that he was upset along with his function, writing he was “simply on the market for cardio” and “losing my time and vitality.”
He wrote on Instagram on Friday that the outburst got here right down to “household points” and he ought to’ve dealt with it in a different way.
“If I wasn’t [happy with my role], I wouldn’t be enjoying,” Robinson mentioned after the sport Saturday.
Requested whether or not he mentioned something to his teammates, and whether or not anybody had mentioned something to him, Robinson gave two one-word solutions within the damaging.
Elsewhere within the Knicks’ locker room, Robinson’s social-media antics didn’t appear to have ruffled any feathers.
“We’re all brothers, so we kinda even joked about it on the aircraft just a little bit,” Immanuel Quickley mentioned. “Mitch, he’s an ideal man off the ground. Clearly I feel all people is aware of that. He’s like, a personality. He might be humorous and outgoing just a little bit.
“So we perceive who Mitch is and we advised him, any time we may also help you get the ball just a little bit extra, we’re gonna attempt to do this. So we don’t take it an excessive amount of. We would like all people on the group to be pleased and attempt to eat in addition to successful.”
Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau solid Saturday as a bounce-back efficiency for Robinson, who had scored two, 4 and 6 factors apiece in his final three video games.
“You probably have a nasty day, bounce again, have an ideal day,” Thibodeau mentioned. “Don’t put something in the way in which of the group. So I feel he understands that. … Everyone knows the soiled work he does for the group. It’s an enormous half. He’s received an enormous function for our group.”
Jamal Murray led Denver in scoring with 25 factors on 9-for-14 taking pictures.
Nikola Jokic was not far behind with 24 factors on 11-for-18.
“He’s going to make you pay for errors and you are feeling like no lead is protected,” Thibodeau mentioned of Jokic. “You don’t velocity him up. He performs the sport at his velocity. I believed we made him work and that’s what you must do.”
Miles McBride didn’t play, with Jalen Brunson again within the rotation.