Mitchell Robinson was a player linked to several teams and the New York Knicks knew they had to get something done to keep the 7-footer in Gotham.

It appears that the suspense behind the future of the 24-year-old cager is over and done with, following reports that Robinson has signed a four-year deal worth $60 million to stay in New York, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported.

Robinson was selected in the second round of the 2018 NBA Draft and has since been with the Knicks.

In the four seasons, he was with the Knicks, the native of Florida has shown potential although injuries have slowed him down.

Regardless, this has not altered the fact that the Knicks see him as a budding star. In 230 games with the Knicks, Robinson has normed 8.4 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks. He has yet to get the chance to play in a postseason game.

The new deal could also be a sign of things to come. He is projected to be the Knicks starting center by the next NBA season. This is unless head coach Tom Thibodeau opts to preserve him and give other centers such as Isaiah Hartenstein, Taj Gibson and Jericho Sims more playing time.

Although he appears to have good skills, there is no denying that Robinson is still a player who can further develop. One notable aspect absent from his game is the ability to sink it from beyond the arc. He has yet to attempt a three-point shot as an NBA player.

Given that most big men now have that ability, it could be a new weapon that most may see. But given that he is likely to focus on working around the shaded lane, takings shots farther out may not be a priority, especially with the Knicks having other options to sink shots from the outside.

Mitchell Robinson #23 of the New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson #23 of the New York Knicks Getty Images | Elsa

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