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Mitchell Robinson mom on complaints about Knicks role

Mitchell Robinson was happy to discuss the dunk he threw with 24.2 seconds left in regulation on Saturday to seal the Knicks’ morning win over the Nuggets.

When the conversation turned to her recent social media posts, Robinson didn’t want to be part of it.

“Leave me alone,” Robinson said after the Knicks’ 116-110 win. “I don’t answer. That’s the past, mate. I advance. »

Robinson, who finished the game with eight points and nine rebounds in 26 minutes, indicated in a Snapchat Story on Tuesday that he was upset with his role, writing that he was “just there for cardio” and “losing my time and my energy.

He wrote on Instagram on Friday that the outburst boiled down to “family issues” and that he should have handled it differently.

“If I wasn’t [happy with my role]I wouldn’t play,” Robinson said after Saturday’s game.

Mitchell Robinson dunks in the final seconds to help the Knicks to a 116-110 victory over the Nuggets.
Robert Sabo for NY Post

When asked if he had said anything to his teammates and if anyone had said anything to him, Robinson gave two one-word negative responses.

Elsewhere in the Knicks locker room, Robinson’s social media antics didn’t appear to have ruffled any feathers.

“We’re all brothers, so we even joked about it a bit on the plane,” Immanuel Quickley said. “Mitch, he’s a great guy on the court. Of course, I think everyone knows that. It’s like a character. He can be funny and a bit outgoing.

“So we understand who Mitch is and we said to him, whenever we can help you get the ball a little bit more, we’ll try to do that. So we don’t take too much of it. We want everyone everyone on the team is happy and tries to eat in addition to winning.

Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau put on a rebounding performance on Saturday for Robinson, who had scored two, four and six points apiece in his last three games.

“If you have a bad day, bounce back, have a good day,” Thibodeau said. “Don’t put anything in the team’s way. So I think he understands it. … We all know the dirty work he does for the team. That’s a big part. He has a huge role for our team.

Jamal Murray led Denver in scoring with 25 points on 9-for-14 shooting.

Nikola Jokic wasn’t far behind with 24 points from 11 in 18.

“He’s going to make you pay for mistakes and you feel like no track is safe,” Thibodeau said of Jokic. “You’re not speeding it up. He plays the game at his speed. I thought we made it work and that’s what you have to do.

Miles McBride did not play, with Jalen Brunson back in the rotation.

New York Post

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