Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Knicks' Rookie Robinson Making Constant Strides

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Knicks' Rookie Robinson Making Constant Strides

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DALLAS – David Fizdale has seen plenty of what Mitchell Robinson can do on the court, whether it's Robinson's ferocious shot-blocking ability or Robinson racing down the court and finishing with a thunderous dunk.

But there's more about the Knicks' young center that has impressed Fizdale.

"One thing about him that I've noticed is he picks up stuff quick," Fizdale said after the Knicks' shootaround Friday at American Airlines Center. "For a guy that didn't play a whole year of basketball, man he absorbs stuff fast. And he applies it to the game pretty quickly."

That has a lot to do with the progress Robinson has shown from game to game.

Through eight games entering Friday night's contest against the Mavericks, Robinson was averaging 4.2 points and three rebounds in 14 minutes per game.

But the 7-foot Robinson has shined defensively. …

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