dakomish23 wrote:Gobert isn’t a good defender on the perimeter. Mitch is.
Gobert isn’t as good as a roll man as Mitch is either.
Rudy as the PnR roll man
64% score frequency
71st percentile overall
Mitch as they PnR roll man
84% score frequency
Not all rim running defensive anchors are created equal. The only thing stopping Mitch is crappy backcourt play, a dumbass franchise that has no patience for a long term outlook and foul trouble.They need something positive, so here's this: Robinson, the Knicks' second-most-important young player -- and maybe the one with the most upside -- has looked more comfortable over the past month or so finishing after one dribble on the pick-and-roll.
Robinson catches that pass at the 3-point arc. Without that dribble, he's useless there -- a non-threat waiting for someone to rescue him. With it, he's a scorer who draws help and has options -- including Bobby Portis open in the corner.
Robinson ranks seventh in offensive rebounding rate, and that one dribble helps when caroms take him out of dunk range.
There is a perception in some corners of the league that Robinson's progress has stalled. There has been a two-steps-forward, one-and-a-half-steps-back feel to his sophomore season. He still fouls too much. But New York's ill-fitting roster and oppressive dysfunction have made it hard for Robinson to show linear growth.
His core strengths certainly haven't atrophied; opponents shoot 8.9 percentage points worse at the rim with Robinson on the floor, one of the league's largest discrepancies, per Cleaning The Glass. If you look hard enough, you can see other hopeful signs.
so he's not javele mcgee