Knicks retain Mitchell Robinson | NBA
The reverse would have been a huge surprise. As expected, the Knicks activated the » team option » by Mitchell Robinson to keep it next season. It must be said that it will only cost $ 1.8 million in New York.
It’s very profitable for a pivot who has turned 8.3 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.5 against average this year. Even if his fractured foot weighed down his second part of the season.
Robinson is fragile but precious, especially if Nerlens Noel, his replacement who is free agent this summer, decides to leave by giving in to the sirens of the multiple teams interested (the Nets, the Hornets, the Raptors, the Mavericks) by his profile of strong defender .
The Knicks, who also cut Norvel Pelle and thus saved $ 1.7 million, therefore retain control over Mitchell Robinson for the 2021/2022 fiscal year. They will be able to extend it soon and if it is not done, during the next offseason, in 2022, he will then be free to sign wherever he sees fit.
Team option : possibility for a team to activate (or not) the last year of contract of one of its players, so that he ends his lease or that he becomes free agent one year in advance.