Rasheed Wallace apparently isn't the only big NBA name giving advice to Knicks rookie big man Mitchell Robinson.
In an upcoming episode of "Unfiltered" on MSG Network, Robinson shares the best tips he got from Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis. The 20-year-old Robinson went to high school in Chalmette, Louisiana, right outside of New Orleans, where both he and Davis currently live.
"Me and Anthony Davis have the same trainer [Marcell Scott]," Robinson says in one segment, according to the New York Post. "So that was kind of easy for me to get in contact with him. One day he brought me in to work out. The advice he gave me was just run the floor. Most big men don't like running as much. If you're the first man down the court, you can get the ball easier."
Robinson seems to be following the All-Star's instructions. The Knicks' 2018 second-round pick made the highlight reel Monday night when he cut off an entry pass to Nets center Jarrett Allen before taking the ball downcourt and slamming it home.
Robinson, starting in his second straight game ahead of Enes Kanter, went 5-for-5 from the floor with 11 points in the victory.
For Sunday's practice, Knicks coach David Fizdale brought in Wallace, a former Knick and NBA champ, with the hopes of helping Robinson develop a different skill set.
"[Wallace] changed that Pistons team with his voice," Fizdale said, according to ESPN's Ian Begley. "That's something I'm really hoping he can get Mitchell to understand: To be a defensive quarterback, you've really got to use that voice."