Mitchell Robinson mum on complaints about Knicks’ position: ‘Leave me alone’

Mitchell Robinson was joyful to debate the dunk he threw down with 24.2 seconds to go in regulation on Saturday to seal the Knicks’ matinee victory over the Nuggets.

When the dialog turned to his latest social media posts, although, Robinson wished no a part of it.

“Leave me alone,” Robinson mentioned following the Knicks’ 116-110 win. “I’m not answering. It’s the past, bro. I’m moving forward.”

Robinson, who completed the sport with eight factors and 9 rebounds in 26 minutes, indicated in a Snapchat story on Tuesday that he was upset along with his position, writing he was “just out there for cardio” and “wasting my time and energy.”

He wrote on Instagram on Friday that the outburst got here right down to “family issues” and he ought to’ve dealt with it in another way.

“If I wasn’t [happy with my role], I wouldn’t be playing,” Robinson mentioned after the sport Saturday.

Mitchell Robinson slams dwelling a dunk within the last seconds to assist the Knicks safe a 116-110 win over the Nuggets.
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Asked whether or not he mentioned something to his teammates, and whether or not anybody had mentioned something to him, Robinson gave two one-word solutions within the detrimental.

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

“We’re all brothers, so we kinda even joked about it on the plane a little bit,” Immanuel Quickley mentioned. “Mitch, he’s an ideal man off the ground. Obviously I believe all people is aware of that. He’s like, a personality. He will be humorous and outgoing a bit bit.

“So we understand who Mitch is and we told him, any time we can help you get the ball a little bit more, we’re gonna try to do that. So we don’t take it too much. We want everybody on the team to be happy and try to eat as well as winning.”

Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau solid Saturday as a bounce-back efficiency for Robinson, who had scored two, 4 and 6 factors apiece in his final three video games.

“If you have a bad day, bounce back, have a great day,” Thibodeau mentioned. “Don’t put anything in the way of the team. So I think he understands that. … We all know the dirty work he does for the team. It’s a big part. He’s got a huge role for our team.”

Jamal Murray led Denver in scoring with 25 factors on 9-for-14 capturing.

Nikola Jokic was not far behind with 24 factors on 11-for-18.

“He’s going to make you pay for mistakes and you feel like no lead is safe,” Thibodeau mentioned of Jokic. “You don’t speed him up. He plays the game at his speed. I thought we made him work and that’s what you have to do.”

Miles McBride didn’t play, with Jalen Brunson again within the rotation.