Charlie Ward celebrates end of Knicks draft curse with Mitchell Robinson signing


The Charlie Ward curse has been lifted in Knicks land, as Mitchell Robinson signed a four-year, $60 million contract extension to remain in New York.

In doing so, Robinson became the first drafted rookie to sign an extension with the Knicks since Ward, who was drafted way back in 1994. The “curse” had highlighted New York’s draft woes in recent decades, and many false prophets had shown up along the way has perceived “locks” to break the curse, including Kristaps Porzingis, but none panned out.

Robinson, a quality second-round pick, did pan out for the Knicks, and Ward shared his happiness on Instagram that his perceived curse has been lifted.

“Awesome to hear that we signed a drafted rookie to a contact extension!” Ward wrote, via Knicks Fan TV. “Time to keep working to get better and make an impact on winning games! Go NY Go!”

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