Mitchell Robinson is a great young center who spent the 2020-21 season with the New York Knicks.
In 25.7 minutes of playing time, he scored 8.5 points and 8.6 rebounds for the New York Knicks. He has the tendency to advance into a dominant defensive center in the coming.
The Robinson connection initially arose just after the end of the transfer window this season. Marc Berman of the New York Post claimed that Chicago was among the clubs looking at signing the veteran. Berman has recently re-iterated this argument. He claimed that New York terminated off Robinson talks with Chicago a day before the deadline.
Mitchell Robinson will be a free agent after this season. The Chicago Bulls can be a potential option for him. The Bulls are “continue to do their homework” on the center, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post, and “may be the main challengers” for his services if the New York Knicks do not sign him to a contract renewal.
Marc Berman quoted:
“The Knicks, however, aren’t out of the woods yet. The Post has learned the Bulls are continuing to do their research on Robinson ahead of the free-agency period that will begin July 1. The Bulls could be the main competitors for Robinson if the Knicks don’t lock him up to a contract extension on June 30.” He further added:
“The Bulls want to enhance their interior defense and believe Robinson could be a good fit slotted alongside offense-minded center Nikola Vucevic. Chicago reportedly has $49 million in cap space, but that’s before they commit to their own free agent, Zach LaVine — if they commit.”
The Chicago Bulls were ousted during the first round of the playoffs this season. It is understandable that they’d want to strengthen their defense. Their shortcomings on that side were obvious, and signing a center like Mitchell Robinson may assist.
We’ll have to wait and watch how the Chicago Bulls perform next year. Clearly, a lot depends on whether or not they can keep standout shooter Zach LaVine. Maybe, they will be able to accomplish so, and next season, they will be a challenger.