Mitchell Robinson is a promising young center who spent the 2020-21 season with the New York Knicks. In 25.7 minutes per game, he averaged 8.5 points and 8.6 rebounds for the New York Knicks, and he has the potential to develop into a dominant defensive center in the future.
Mitchel Robinson will be a Free Agent
Mitchell Robinson will be a free agent after this season of this season. The Chicago Bulls could be a possible destination for him. The Bulls are “continue to do their study” 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 new contract.
The Knicks May Offer Him a Contract
The Knicks, on the other hand, aren’t yet out of the woods. The Bulls are continuing their study on Robinson, according to the Post, ahead of the free-agent offseason, which begins July 1. If the Knicks don’t sign Robinson to a contract extension by June 30, the Bulls could be his biggest competition.
The Bulls are looking to improve their interior defense, and Robinson appears to be a nice fit opposite offense-oriented center Nikola Vucevic. Chicago is said to have $49 million in salary space, but that’s before they sign Zach LaVine, their own free agent, if they sign him.
The Bulls Need to Fix Their Defense Issues
The Chicago Bulls were ousted in the first round of the playoffs this season, so it’s understandable that they’d want to strengthen their defense. Their shortcomings on that end were obvious, and adding a center like Mitchell Robinson may help.
We’ll have to wait and watch how the Chicago Bulls perform next season. Obviously, a lot depends on whether or not they can keep standout scorer Zach LaVine. Hopefully, they will be able to accomplish so, and next season, they will be a contender.