One day after apparently signing their big fish in Jalen Brunson, the Knicks have re-upped their big man.
Mitchell Robinson has agreed with the Knicks on a four-year, $60 million deal to remain in New York, agents Thad Foucher and Joe Smith confirmed to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday morning. It was reported that Toronto was among other teams interested in Robinson, but instead, he is headed back to MSG.
Robinson, 24, was the No. 36 overall pick in 2018, and has averaged 8.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in 230 contests over four seasons.
He played a career-high 72 games (including 62 starts) last year, averaging 8.5 points and 8.6 boards while shooting 76 percent from the field.
The Knicks also added center Isaiah Hartenstein on a two-year, $16 million deal Thursday, and now have Robinson back atop a depth chart in the middle.
That is quite a deep chart, too, even though Nerlens Noel was dealt to Detroit in the Alec Burks deal. Taj Gibson is still under contract for one more year, although his deal for 2022-23 is non-guaranteed, and the Knicks also still have Jericho Sims on a two-way deal.
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