Knicks rookie Mitchell Robinson thinks 29 teams slept on him in the Draft, and he now has one of his teammates comparing him to an all-time great.
"I got a chance to play with him in open gym, and I was shocked a little bit," Trey Burke said Monday at Knicks Media Day. "His ability to just get a rebound off of the rim, just go right back up and just dunk it, it reminded me of like a young -- and this is high praise -- it reminded me of like a young Shaquille O'Neal, just skinnier."
The 20-year-old Robinson was a double-double machine during the Summer League, throwing down vicious dunks as he and fellow rookie Kevin Knox stole the show.
Robinson, the No. 36 pick, signed a deal after being drafted that will include two guaranteed years with options for Years Nos. 3 and 4, and could be worth as much as $1.6 million.
He decided to train for the NBA Draft instead of enrolling at Western Kentucky, which meant going more than a year between official games.