New York Knicks big man Mitchell Robinson is one of the top shot-blockers in the NBA. His skills will be tested on November 8 when the Knicks host Victor Wembanyama and the San Antonio Spurs.
“I’m going to play him just like he’s one of those like Kristaps Porzingis kind of players,” Robinson said. “Who else plays like that? Bol Bol? Just got a mix them two together. I kind of got a feel for how it should go. He’s going to be on the perimeter a lot. So I’ve just got to move my feet. So just gotta get ready for that.”
Robinson is listed at 7-foot-0, while Wembanyama is 7-foot-4. However, Robinson isn’t worried about the height difference.
“I’m not really worried about the tallness, bro,” Robinson said. “Just go out there and play hard. I look forward to guarding anybody, that’s what this league is about. You’ve got to guard. Good players, bad players, it is what it is.”
Wembanyama is averaging 19.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 2.6 blocks on the season for the Spurs while shooting 46.2% from the field, 32.4% from beyond the arc and 75.7% from the free-throw line. He is the betting favorite to win the Rookie of the Year Award.
Meanwhile, Robinson is putting up 6.3 points, 12.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks for the Knicks while shooting 46.2% from the floor and 53.3% from the foul line.
Both the Spurs and Knicks are 3-4. It will be interesting to see if Robinson and Wembanyama meet at the rim at Madison Square Garden. If that happens, a dunk or block will likely occur.
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