Knicks' Mitchell Robinson stays quiet on deleted tweet: 'I’ll leave that alone'

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Mitchell Robinson pointing blue uniform
Mitchell Robinson pointing blue uniform

Mitchell Robinson tweeted “One day they’ll let me play” after the Knicks' loss to the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night — but then deleted it.

At Friday's shootaround, Robinson said he didn't want to get into the reasoning behind the tweet.

"It was like a personal thing. So I really — At the same time, I don’t even want to talk about that. It’s just something that’s going on in my life. And I’ll leave that alone."

Robinson is playing early 30 minutes a game this season and has done a much better job of staying out of foul trouble. Plus, he's the team's defensive anchor. So it seemed as if he was implying that he'd like to be a bigger part of the offense, but he refuted that idea.

"I kind of like my role [on offense]. We’re winning games, why change it? Know what I mean? Anything that I could do to help win more be great, but I just want to keep it consistent," Robinson said. "We’re doing pretty good right now so why change?"

The Knicks are shocking many by sitting at No. 8 in the East a quarter of the way through the season. Their defense is one of the best in the league, in large part due to Tom Thibodeau rejuvenating this young group's effort on that side of the ball.

Robinson leads the Knicks in steals (1.2 per game) and blocks (1.7 per game) entering Friday night's game.

"I know I can defend. I don’t really compare myself to other players. I mean, I’m worried about our team. Other players, they can talk about whatever they want to talk about. I’m just talking about us as Knicks."

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