The Knicks announced they reached a multi-year deal with second-round center Mitchell Robinson.
Though terms of the deal were undisclosed, the New York Post's Marc Berman reports it will include two guaranteed years with options for Years Nos. 3 and 4, and could be worth as much as $1.6 million.
Robinson, the No. 36 pick, got his first game action in over a year on Saturday in the Knicks' first Summer League contest against the Hawks. He decided to train for the NBA Draft instead of enrolling at Western Kentucky. Robinson posted nine points, eight rebounds, and four blocks in the team's win.
The 7-foot-1 Robinson was known to be a very athletic player, but his skills were raw and he was considered a project at the NBA level. However, Begley notes the Knicks have been impressed with his "comfort level and aggressive nature" during his workouts in Las Vegas.
"Man, is he athletic," Fizdale said via Marc Berman of the New York Post. "You would've thought he was playing the whole time. That's how solid he's been."