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And let's talk about Mitchell Robinson.
Andy, we're gonna break down Mitchell Robinson, where his development, What we think is development should be like for the New York Knicks over this summer.
All right, and you could see on the screen already that this guy is a defense of monster, right? And you know, we're gonna break it down.
We're gonna talking about it and why he's a defensive monster and how he could develop to be more than just a defensive monster for the New York Knicks.
Alright, so, Andy, what's what's up with you, man? Yeah, What's up saying What's up, guys happy to be joining you on the coach's corner again? Let's let's let's go, bro.
We know what makes us capable off.
Let's let's let's tell what we see.
Yeah, let's do it.
All right, well, let's start off with this.
We know he's a defensive monster and what he could do defensively.
Let's talk about I want I want to start with focusing on his strengths and there were going to some some ways for him to develop.
And I'm not saying for him to develop.
When I'm talking about development, I'm talking about from now until the season starts again, right? So I'm not trying to go into 56 years down the line.
I'm I wanna go in increments, small increments, all right.
So before we even get to their let's, let's look at a few reasons why he's a defensive master.
Alright, so let's get this on over here first of all this.
So So let's focus on his defensive strength.
We'll take a look at each one of these things and start off with team defense, right? I really think that Mitchell Robinson is a good, very good team defendant, and I'm gonna pull this clip up to show you what I'm talking about.
He's he's a heck of a team defender.
I think eso let's pull this up, let's look at it and you could you see here I let the clip run through for a second and then we'll get into, you know, making a few, you know, breaking it down just a little bit, I'll get my nothing but Knicks.
Mark grew up here and we'll break it down.
All right, here we go.
So I let this go through, and right here, you're gonna see him on, uh, Jayson Tatum, and he's gonna make a good defensive play here, but we're gonna break this down a little bit further, all right? As soon as it gets back to where I wanted to be.
Let Zuletzt op it right here.
And that's rewind is just a little bit how you could see everything good, Andy? Yeah.
All right. Perfect.
Let me make my marker just a little bit smaller, all right? You could see Mitch here.
This is why I think he's a really good team defender.
You could see Mitch here.
He knows he's got I guess that's P J.
Tucker over there in the corner.
You could see him looking at the ball, right, And he's flattened out.
Now he's positioning.
In my opinion, he could be maybe a little bit lower, but he still does a good job of recognizing with P J.
Tucker is right, but he's doing a good job of flattening out, not turning his back towards his man.
We'll go ahead and play, let it go, and you're gonna see he sees him.
He comes and helps.
He's ready to block, right? You could see him there.
He's got his arms ready.
He's got He's got his arms in the motion to get in the air.
And we're gonna talk about that a little bit When we, you know, break down what he really needs to work on.
His got his arms and most ready to get into the air.
They pass it out, He recognizes his man and he's on his way.
J. Tucker for the block.
Well, gets in the air.
Then he gets the block.
Again, it's fine. Mitchell Robinson.
You see him here? I think that I think that's Jeff Green or so I don't know.
Maybe it's not Jeff Green. Think.
Is Jeff Green right? See Mitchell Robinson here.
All right, He sees the ball.
He could see his man.
He's in good position, right? Ready to play good team defense.
That boom and then you see him there.
He sees everything that happens.
And even though his man is here, he rotates out here to get the open person trusting that everyone else is going to make the rotations.
And this, you know, you talk about the next defense.
In this instance, everybody's in good a good position.
You see R J Barrett under here kind of knot garden anybody, right? You know, And if it did get swung, he probably rotate out toe one of these players, Mitch is rotating here.
If necessary, Dennis Smith Jr would rotate their and everyone would pick up a man.
So they did a good job getting a good position.
And you see, Mitch, get out there on the man blocked the shot, right? These are all reasons why it's a good shot blocker.
And we showed you this before, Um, when we first started breaking this down.
You see, Mitch, you see Mitch on his man here, Jason Tatum getting the ball and ah, good switch.
And then Mitch is ableto get onto Jayson Tatum and he does a good job of staying on his feet.
Going one on one gets the block right again Mr Robinson, I think, is a really good team defender man, which makes him a good shot blocker because he's such a good team defender, You know, Um and that is that's impressive for a guy who he, you know, he didn't go to college, didn't play in college.
You know, there's a lot of training on his own at home.
I think that's really impressive that he's such a good team defensive player, you know, understands help like you said he didn't like you said he didn't play much team ball in that year before getting drafted, and he's still really, really young.
We've got to remember that most of these things that he's doing as a team defender, you know, switching, rotating and stuff like that basically comes for for young guys that don't have that experience and you know, a little bit later in the in, in their career, right and I don't know if you are able to go to the video again.
But he saw him on the Houston play where hard and was, you know, driving to the left side.
He rotated and he was ready.
On this play, you're going to see he was ready toe, you know, toe jump out harder.
If he would get up in the air hardened will probably get a foul call or that switch.
You know, rotation toe, be your talker to block the shot.
Won't be able, you know, you wouldn't be able to make it right, but, you know, didn't exactly jump here, right? You see, Harden, he goes, Boom, He didn't jump.
Yeah, if he gets in the air, here is, you know, it's it's probably points for Houston.
So for so you know that this is cool toe Mitch and he him, you know, getting that that bit of experience because in his first games, he probably would get a foul call here on him so right, Exactly, Exactly.
And he did a really good job.
He's getting better.
He still has a lot to go, as far as you know, staying on his feet.
But he's getting better as staying on his feet.
I also think that he's like a defensive line backer for the next, and I'm gonna show you what I'm talking about.
He does a really good job at getting behind the defense and seen everything that's in front of him.
All right, so I'm gonna pull it up here, give a little marker on the screen and or get it going.
All right, So let me get back to and you can see him now.
And what you're looking at is, you know, you're looking at some screen and roll scenarios with them on.
I'm gonna go ahead and bring this back.
Let's rewind it and they start Bam, We'll start right here.
Let me pause it and you could see off the screen and roll.
They're playing the Milwaukee Bucks right here and you see off the screen and roll, he dips all the way down here in the paint.
One of the reasons he could do that is because he is so long that if they try to do a pick and pop, he can still get out there.
Yeah, and his first step, you know, toe, get that block to the kid.
You know, up in the air is really fast.
That's why you see many of those blacks when he's like recovering after the jump and the second jump.
He has the block, so that's really important for him.
And I bet the scouting report on, you know, while when attacking image is that he can, you know, jump twice even and get that block.
And you see, you know, So he levels out here in the middle and this really negates everything when he does that, because this is George Hill with the ball.
If George Hill decides to go, he could still help If he kicks it over Thio.
I guess that's Robin Lopez.
Maybe if he kicks it over to Robin Lopez, Mitch can still get out there.
This really does level everything out because he has that length and the ability.
Like you said to get up off his feet, get off his toes quickly.
You know, it makes him a really good pick and roll defender.
But also, he's in a like a linebacker decision linebacker position, where he can really make some decisions as to, uh, you know where to go when he gets a little bit older, bark out instructions to people right in this particular play, he's not fully behind the defense, these guys behind the defense, But a lot of times he ends up down here behind the defense, and he's able to see things on, bark out some instructions to people.
Right? But he does a really good job in these scenarios, I think.
And let me keep it going.
This the block one more time.
You see it again.
Right? You see, Mitch, let me get my marker.
You see Mitch here, he can see everything that's in front of him, right? He may not see these guys here, and and this is bad space about Philadelphia, but I won't go into that.
Uh, but, you know, he could see everything that's in front of him, and he knows everything that's happening.
And he could He could see this guy here.
He could see the ball right so he could make a decision on where he has to go.
And as we let it roll, Boom, he gets another block.
Right? And you see it again.
You see it again here.
I'm not going to stop it this time, because I know I think you know what you're looking at.
It gets the block.
Yeah, And then again, you know, just playing this linebacker position, I'll stop it here.
Right? Because you can see him.
He can see everything that's happening in front of him, right? So he could make a decision when to help, where the help and how to help.
And then it's a block.
I think, you know, I think that's pretty much I think that's unheralded, You know that.
And you know, if you have a point guard like Frank and then you have, you know, assuming that Frank is going to get a lot of playing time at point guard or let me not just a point guard, but one of your main guards that's getting a lot of playing time.
And then you got a guy in the back that is able Thio instruct the defense.
I mean, that's, you know, that that's your starting point for having a good defense, you know, because you've got someone strong at the point of attack, and then you got your last line of defense that can erase things by either blocking the shot and the reason why it gets these block shots because he's a good team defender.
He's a good defensive linebacker.
Uh, and obviously he's athletic.
Exactly, and you know what most of the centers and then be a even on the good ones that that they on on on defense, they're gonna be glued to the guy on the screen, right? So that's gonna make disadvantage when when they passed the screen, Because it's gonna be the center right in the back of the screen and two guys, they're gonna be almost equally on the line off the court, right? So with Mitch falling back, he sees both of those guys attacking.
He can read, you know, the eyes of the guy who's gonna pass if he's gonna go, you know, versus him and attack direct.
But if you know, if he's I think Robin Lopez really did that.
He was on the screens, no staying with the screen.
So he didn't fall back.
He was up high that that would be the situation here.
He would be, you know, really on his center.
And they would be playing, you know, he would be like catching up with those guys.
Now he's, you know, he's just waiting for them and reading the game so that that's the difference that that that brings here.
And that's like you said the only, you know because of his fast jump and in length, right, because he can cover up the few feet there.
You know that he falls back.
Yeah, yeah, definitely.
Hey, plays the passing Leah's well, right, and and it's really good for a big guy like him.
He really does play the passing lanes well and and is able to get a lot of steals.
There's really no need to break this one down, and you know, I'll show you show it to you, right? There's a good job denying the ball.
You see him deny the ball here, poking away.
You know, he gets tripped up on the break, you know, so he doesn't get you know that doesn't get the bucket, but he probably went to the line again, playing the passing lanes.
This time, he's ableto, and he's a much better dribbler than he's showing in these couple of clips here, right? But again, he does a good job playing those passing lanes, being able to get steals and get out on the break.
Uh, strong defender.
And he could do that because his arms are so long to see how long his arm he could reach right around the player.
Boom fastbreak gets the dunk.
Um, playing the passing lanes, I think, is definitely one of his defensive strengths, you know, because of his in his agile you can you can add that this is ah, little bit part also off his hustle, right, Because most of the centers wouldn't be interested even and, you know, they could even if they would deflect the ball, they wouldn't go one on one.
You know, full court, just to just to get the points I don't see.
I don't recall any, you know, centers that that there probably would be interested to get those three points unless it's really, really know a open robs, you know, to the basket, but makes you know he when he gets that deflection, it goes, you know, straight to the front court.
And that's the easy layup for him or yeah, e.
I think this is also something that is overlooked, and it's going to help him as he begins.
Oh, as he grows, he gets stronger, right? And he starts to pick up less of those fouls as one thing that we always complain about, that he picks up fouls people have noticed this a little bit.
But he can block the ball with either hand.
And he utilizes that which to me, is really, really good, right? Because a lot of times when centers get fouls, young centers get fouls.
It's because they blocked the ball only with the right hand there only with the left hand.
Right? But Mitch has the ability to block the ball with either hand.
Right? You're gonna see him here.
He comes down, he blocks it with the left.
There, he blocks it with the right.
I'm gonna bring it back.
Sold again, Comes down. Boom.
Okay, Box with the left and then almost the same type of play.
And he blocks it with the right.
Why? Because that's what he needed to do.
You see, he gets out, bring it back just a little bit.
He gets out on a jump shooter who's shooting the ball with their right hand, but he contest it with their left with his left hand.
Right? You see him contesting the ball with his left hand? Ah, lot of times that person closing out would contest with their right hand because they're right handed contest with their right hand, which means they're coming across the body.
And then that's how they end up bumping on bam here and you'll notice on his plate because he contests with his left hand, He's able to avoid bumping the body and and let me get my my mouth over here.
He contests with the left hand.
He's able to avoid bumping the body, and he lands on this side of the of the shooter.
Yeah, he doesn't go straight for the shooting.
So exactly he got that sorted.
And so you know that.
And then it allows him also to get back into the play.
And when he gets back into the play, guess what, He tries to block it with his right hand.
Right? So you know that to me is, um you know, boom.
Oh, actually, I thought he did try to block it again.
You see it again? Here Bam goes this time he goes up.
Let me bring it back.
You see? See if I could pause at the right time.
You see, he goes up this time with the right hand.
Alright, so to me that that that's a strength of his, the ability to block with the left or the right hand.
Uh, I think is really good.
And when he gets stronger, he gets stronger, a little bit smarter, you know, to not always come up off of his feet.
It will pick up less fouls, in my opinion, you know, and the ability to block with both hands.
I think it's part off.
It's part of it.
Yes, from what we saw from, you know, season to season.
He developed with this with not getting that much fouls called on him because, you know, first years he played in some games, even like 10 minutes because of foul trouble.
Now he can play, you know, around 20.
So let's hope that this this season is gonna be, you know, Onley.
Ah, step further and and he's gonna be even better with it.
Um, now, obviously there's some things that he's going to need to do to develop to, um, really be a defensive stalwart, the defense of monster, that he's already a defensive monster, But, you know, he's going to need to develop in a few areas.
I think, You know, if he wants to be a defensive player of the year or something like that one, he's got to get stronger.
He's got to get stronger and I'm going to go through.
Um you know, I'm just gonna go through this before we get to the actual breakdown, but he's definitely got to get stronger, and that's gonna come with time.
You know what I'm saying? He's a young guy.
Um, you know, he he's a young guy.
How old is he? 2020? 22 now.
20 to 2022 a half years old.
Eso You know, that's just gonna come with time, right? That's just gonna come with time.
And I accidentally had something on your face.
I apologize with that.
I edit it out when we get it on YouTube.
Um, that's gonna come with time.
So he's got to get stronger.
I think he's gotta work.
He's gotta work on.
He's very good in the team defense.
I think he's gotta work a little bit, one on one defense.
Not that he's not a good one on one defender. He's good.
He's a decent one on one defender.
Um, but there's just a few things that you know you could get caught with.
I think right on.
And obviously staying on his feet is part of that.
And And this clip right here to me that I'm going to show shows all of it, right? It shows the entire thing, you know? He's going to get, he gets hit, falls to the ground, gets back up, plays decent team defense, jumps off his feet, he gets beat to the basket.
You're going to see the whole thing.
Uh, this was in when he was with Team USA, right? Practicing Boom.
You see, it gets knocked to the ground, comes back up, right.
Just plain good team defense in the passing lane, right? Boom.
Shot, fake in the air, Backdoor cut.
You know, little things like that, You know, he's definitely gonna have Thio.
He's gonna have to work on those type of things.
Uh, that comes with just playing one.
The strength, right.
Uh um, That's just gonna come with getting older and continuing to lift weights and do those type of things, right? And and he'll get better at it, you know, getting faked.
I feel like someone who's really crafty, really smart will be ableto out fake Mitchell Robinson because he wants to go for that block.
And that's what young guys do. They want to go for those blocks.
You know they'll be ableto the A couple pump face, Jags, jab steps.
He's gonna go for it cause he's an aggressive defender, you know? So he you know, he's gotta learn those things, Really, That could only come with play.
You practice it, you know, you could practice certain things, practice staying on your feet in certain ways.
But you know, those those are some ways that I think he really needs to develop defensively, all things that that you could work on.
Yeah, and his defense, though that wasn't a center that that made him fall and stuff like that.
It was it was Kuzma.
And you know that that's the only thing that he Onley thing that Kuzma scored is because off, you know, he's definitely faster than than than Mitch, you know, on a roll behind and stuff like that.
So you know that I don't think your kids would be able to do that, But yeah, which had, you know, other ****nal versus a guy like mission and trying to do them and stuff like that.
So that also I think Mitch just gotta work on those crafty centers that don't even jump, you know, up in the air.
Just just those European centers that tried to, you know, be crafty around the rim, like even a counter on your kitchen and guys like that Sabonis, you know.
But you know that that, like you said, that's gonna go with experience, playing time and and working out so right, right, and you know he'll get it.
I think if those things right here because he has the team, okay, I don't worry about this as much because I think he's going to get it.
The big thing is that he has the team defense.
You know, Obviously, there's gonna be times when he misses rotations.
Every player does, but he has that team defense down, and it's just gonna get better.
He's just gonna get smarter.
Um, so I think the fact that he has that part down and he's gotta work on, you know, some of the, you know, man to man stuff, you know, staying on his feet, getting stronger blah, blah.
I'm definitely encouraged because all of those things, you know, the staying on your feet is just and being young.
Yeah, it's more mental, right than more up in the head than than, you know, than whatever.
But, you know, I think also when you're talking about team defense is the worst thing for a young guy like Mitch can be that, you know, you play defense with five guys on the court, right? If one is, you know, gonna fail, and it's gonna lose his guy and stuff like that, I think Mitch is going to try to cover up for him, right? And that's when he gets into foul trouble.
It's not, you know, in the first year, he got fouled Duke and whatever on his place and his dumb, you know, decisions.
Uh, this season, most of the fouls he had from what I noticed that it was from from him getting rotated on a guy like, you know, that Dennis Smith was supposed to, you know, defend like every not so supposed to defend the guy.
And he has a good teammate rotated and, you know, try to cover up.
But you know, he can't defend two guys on the court at the same time.
And he was, you know, you saw in his mind that he is Thorn.
Should I help? Should I stay with my guy? You know, And if the record is not good with a team, you know he's gonna have those ideas, you know? And that's a split second decision, right? Because if you know that this is the rule we're going to do like this, then it's really simple.
But if he has to choose and make that decision himself No, it's It's like I said, only a split second to make a decision on.
And it's, you know, almost 50% chance toe make a cover for for your teammate.
And, uh, yeah, so you know, as the team gets better defensively assuming they get better defensively, you know, hopefully you'll see less fouls on Mitch because he doesn't always have to help out on somebody else's man.
You know those type of things, right? Eso defensive monster on the way, Defensive Mom, starring away.
Now let's get to some offensive stuff because this is where you know the development really needs to come right I agree.
This'll is where it really needs to come.
He you know, he's got it down defensively.
Offensively is where he's got Thio.
You know, he's got to make some things happen.
Alright, so let's talk about his scoring repertoire first.
You know, how much of a scoring repertoire does Mitch have? Well, I guess we'll find out, right? How does Mitt score the ball? Well, ah, guard penetrates and dishes to him and we'll see it on the clip.
I'm gonna go through it first.
We'll see it on the clip.
Guard penetrates and they dip it off.
The Mitch put backs, he gets put backs.
Somebody misses, He gets it bone on the fast break, All right? Either he gets a steal like we saw earlier.
He plays the passing lane, he's able to get a steal and, um, you know, get a dunk or, you know, he runs the lanes and somebody throws in an alley oop or whatever it ISS right.
He's able to score on the fast break and then, of course, in the screen and roll, and we see it all the time and playing in the screen and roll scoring from guys don't on the up, out of the screen and roll.
All right, so, you know, we'll just take a look if you don't know what these things are.
You knew the basketball.
You don't know what these things are.
You gonna see it now? These are ways that Mitch scores the basketball.
None of these ways.
Oh, none of them, uh, on his own accord, right.
He doesn't create these things.
Uh, well, I guess you know when he gets a point, you can call it.
You know, some of the fast break points, the put backs, you know, he creates those because he gets the rebound and puts it back back.
But, you know, we've gotta work on that.
Let's put it like that.
You see it here, right? You're gonna see Boom.
Barrett? Go to the basket off the screen is gonna dip it off the Mitch Mitch gets the dunk, and you're gonna see here.
Who's that? Looks like, uh, Elfrid.
Payton gets the rebound, puts it back in.
Julius Randle on the break.
Finds Mitch open.
He dunks at home.
That's a beautiful dunk, by the way.
And Then you're gonna see Frank Nil Akina with a nice screen and roll mixed gets the dunk and I think one mobile Frank Nil Akina.
Hey, look, Mr Robinson of Frank Miller Keen and got a nice chemistry going on, right? They got a nice chemistry going on.
So we've gotta work.
We've gotta work on on some things with Mitch or not We he he's gotta work on it, But I'm gonna bring this back for just a second because this is where I want Mitch, too.
I would like to see Mitch work and learn.
All right, So let Z Well, I don't want Let's go to the ways to develop first because we went through, uh, you know, the ways that he scores.
And it's not many we can add in there getting to the foul line.
Not that he gets to the foul line, but he could not get down from the foul line.
Okay, so we can add that in there if we want to, right? But let's talk about ways that he's got to develop.
Okay? I think number one is triple threat and strong ball protection.
I think that's the number one e I don't want to say the number one thing he has to do, but one of the main things he's got to do in order to make himself a threat right when we see him at the top of the key and I don't have these clips, but I'm gonna show you where where I'd like to see him with the ball in his hands or learn.
Maybe not next year.
But, you know, start to work on it and learn how to do some things from this area, because when you see him catch the ball at the top of the key, you know people back off of him.
He's just looking to pass the ball off.
You know he's not gonna make a move.
He's just gonna, you know, hand the ball off or or do whatever he's going to do.
But it's not gonna make a move.
He's not gonna shoot it.
I said, Let me bring this back here and I'm gonna stop it right there.
And you know, people are gonna get mad at me and all of that.
That's cool, right? But you see Julius Randle has the ball.
You see what Julius Randle has the ball here.
I would like to see Mitch learn to operate from this area.
You know, people are worried about the three point shot all the time.
But I would like to see Mitch learn to operate from here.
And you see how Julius Randle caught the ball.
He's got it downloading triple threat so he can see you know what's happening out here.
What's he gonna do? The ball? I don't know.
Well, in this play, we know he gives it to Elfrid Payton, who does the screen and roll with with with Mitchell Robinson, right? But with Mitchell, Robinson catches the ball here.
He has the ball up high, right? Not looking towards the basket.
You know, one thing that I always teach my players is assumes.
You catch that ball.
You're getting triple threat in your eyes, automatically look towards the basket first and foremost.
Why? Because that puts the defense on guard.
You look at the defender here automatically.
The defenders like I better play defense, right, so this defender doesn't have time to look around and see what anybody else doing.
He's gotta pay attention to you.
When Mitchell Robinson has the ball.
He has the ball up high over his head.
And then he's you know, the defender could just lean back, sit back, watch what Mitch is doing, but also watch what other people are doing.
Stop the colors, jam up the colors from cutting through the lane and those type of things.
All right, I want to see Mitch learned to operate from here.
The first step, in my opinion, and doing that is for him to work on his work on that triple threat and protecting the ball.
Um, I think it's key.
I think that's key.
What do you think? Yeah, it would be definitely easy.
Easier for him if he could, you know, make that shot.
But you know, it's it's it's not in his report.
There are at this moment.
So, you know, and and like you said, he he's staying basically around there with the ball, you know, above his head.
If he would want to do that, and that's you know that stands, I think he would have to be a little bit lower.
So, you know, even even, you know around the free throw line, it would be way better and as we know, they're just gonna want him toe operate around the free throw line.
Now, you know, a foot into the two point, you know, range.
Just just, you know, a little bit lower than what we saw Randall doing this.
This play? Yeah.
And you know, especially, you know, you mentioned Tibbs, especially knowing the way that tips likes to play and wants to play right.
And he's gonna utilize players from that mid post that that high post area, uh, Thio facilitate a little bit to make a move.
Mitchell Robertson has decent footwork.
He's already long.
If he learns how to operate from that area, you know, he he'll get so he might be able to get some buckets from that area, I think.
Yeah, and to add something, if he would be in the position like like reso Randall in this play, even a play like a you know, slipping, slipping the screen or whatever, right? And adding, he's gonna be too far away from the basket to get that dunk.
He doesn't need to know a few steps to get up right.
He can just basically do it from one step.
So if he's gonna be, you know, a little bit lower closer to the basket with no ball up.
I just pass it up, roll and and get that easy done that he likes. Yeah.
You know, people always talk about this shooting, but I'm gonna tell you now, I really do think that he's gotta work on his shooting form.
A lot of people, you know that.
You know, a lot of people always like, Oh, he's got good for him.
He's got good for him.
He's got decent for him.
But I'm gonna show you something that I think we'll we'll hinder his ability to make shots in a game.
And practice is one thing, and the game is something totally different, right? Eso you could see him here.
Shooting shots, shooting, please.
You know, how do I feel about him shooting threes? It is what it is.
You know that that's the game today is gonna work on it.
If he could make that shot, he could make that shot.
It's all good for me.
All right, Um but I want to show you I'm gonna I'm gonna pull this.
I'm gonna pull pull up this picture off.
What I see within his form that I think is a little bit bothersome.
So I'm gonna pull it up on let him shoot this shot.
Okay? Look at his look at his form here when he's at the peak of his shot, ready to release the ball.
Okay, you can see.
And my marker is gonna cover it a little bit, right? But his arm comes, elbow comes out just a little bit.
It's not too bad.
But then it's armed curves all the way in.
Right? You see it, Kervin.
Now that should be.
In my opinion, you should have straight pain.
You got the ball here and you're ready to let it go.
It's like his arm curves over here.
I don't know if it's actually in front of his eyes or not.
You know, clearly he must be able to see the basket.
So maybe it's not.
But to me, what's gonna happen, and especially when you get into when you're shooting with with adrenaline, is that this ball is gonna end up curving out this way and you can see one of his missus.
He shoots an air ball way over here, right? Because I feel like he's shooting, you know, he brings the ball here and then he then he lets it go.
He's gotta let it go this way instead of shoot shooting a straight on shot.
Yeah, Soon, if I can have something, look at his left hand.
That's not the perfect position you need to be, you know, with the tips of the finger on the ball.
You know, he's looking like he would like to slap the ball with, I don't know, a frying pan.
You know, it's it's not gonna help you, you know, having control over the ball when it's up in the high speed.
And so two things with that, right? Because I see a lot of players have their hand on the ball, and then they let go and they bring their thumb forward and it pushes the ball.
You don't want to do that right? You want to keep this hand perfectly straight.
And then because this is your guide hand, right, this your god hand and then it boom pushes off.
You push off here, bank off that guide hand, right? Eso When you let your fingers off before you actually let the shot off, you know, now this hand has all the control.
This maybe it's not guiding the ball anymore.
You know, what you want to do is keep that ball right up against here and then bang right right off that bank right off of that guide hand.
And maybe you guys couldn't see it.
I'll keep this a little lower.
So it's right off the guide hand.
Yeah, but it's, like, a little bit too low, right? Because it's it's on the palm of the hand.
It should be like, no around the fingers.
And now he doesn't have control of it.
The ball is kind of right on the palm, right there.
Right on, you know? Yeah, right there on the palm on the upper part of the Palm s.
So there are some things that I think he needs to work on with the jump shot, Uh, in order. Thio.
You know, not to say that he wouldn't be able to make it in the game, but, you know, just so that you have good form.
And when you when the pressure is on, you're able to shoot the ball well, right? Because you know, you're going to see that he misses a few of these.
Well, at least one of them.
I don't know if there's a few of them.
I don't know how Maney he missed, but you're gonna see it.
At least one air ball out, right? And I think that's a that's part of it, right, that I think that's part of it.
Now, you know when you're when you're shooting in practice, it's easy to go ahead and, you know, knock down shots.
You know? I mean, I think he has a good flick on the wrist, you know? But when you're in the game, you got adrenaline.
You got defenders running at you.
You could see that one right there, like really went out almost an air ball.
But it hit the front of the rim, right? I really do feel it's because off the form, you know, and where he's shooting the ball from, you know? And you know he's 22 years old.
It might be hard.
Thio get him to break that habit.
Um, you know what I do with a lot of the case that I work with when you know we gotta work on their phone.
My taking one hand, you know, making keep it behind their back.
And I put him up against the wall and just have them sit up against the wall and hold the ball in their hand.
Like hold it, like, have their palm up with the ball in your hand.
And then I haven't bring it up here and then Boom.
And just do that, you know, 20 to 30 minutes before we even start practicing every single day.
And then after practice, we do it a few more times and having shoot jump shots close to the basket, you know, shoot foul shots, shooting foul shots.
It's a great way to work on your form.
You know, eso That's one thing that I think he really needs.
E think he needs to work on that, you know, while he's working on his jump shot, you know, work on the form and someone's gonna have to tell him.
Hey, we need to work on this form just a little bit.
Get your form right.
You know, so that when you get in the game, you know, you feel a little bit more confident shooting the ball.
Yeah, Let's hope that's what he is doing.
Put him right now because the reports are that that he went, you know, for individual workouts.
With Mitch down in, uh, Louisiana, wherever he is, he is living.
So yeah, eso, you know, And then obviously, as we mentioned that mid range jump shot, Okay.
You know, I don't need them to shoot a whole lot of them. Just shoot.
Just shoot him when it's open.
Yeah, just just when you're, you know, turn around.
You know, around the free throw line.
When you turn around to the basket, Look at the hoop.
Maybe you're going to, you know, make one to a game, you know, you're going to take take 10 of them, just take one toe.
You know, just to get on that salary report and you can make it, or at least you're gonna be taken them.
That's that's gonna that can open.
Also, they were you know, Roto.
Yeah, and so you know, these these three things, I think you know, if he works on these three things over the summer, it's a stronger, you know, We take baby steps work on these.
Add something else next summer.
You know what I mean? Um, you don't have to try to add everything all in one summer, because what I don't want him doing Is this all right? I don't That's not that's just my opinion.
And look, you know, some of the dribbles look good.
You know, Nice tight dribbles.
Okay, That's cool.
Right? But, you know, right.
I think you got it.
You know, you gotta play basketball and have a good time. Cool.
There's nothing wrong with that.
Uh, you know, so So when people put that up, put this out as as if it was a workout.
I doubt it was really a workout.
He was just in the gym having some fun with some of his friends, you know? I mean, so you know, he's playing it, So somebody recorded it.
Uh, you know, he's just out there having a good time.
You know, I don't think they're doing this in their workouts.
I highly doubt that's what they're doing in their workouts.
Whoever he's working with, you know, But if you're gonna work on some dribble moves cooled, work on some dribble moves you know, You know, to me, you know, too many dribbles is a problem, right? Work on 123 dribbles into the basket.
You know, uh, with my players, we have a limit when we're playing.
If you didn't get to the basket, if you got the ball and you started to strike towards the basket, if you didn't get to the basket and three dribbles, it's time to give up the rock, right? We're not gonna sit around playing with the ball spinning, putting it between your legs behind your back, doing all this stuff.
What? Everybody sitting there watching You're gonna take a couple dribbles, try to get to the cup If you don't boom.
Obviously, you know, you might you know, you it might end up being four or five, right? Because you might have took two dribbles or three dribbles to make a nice move, and then two more dribbles as you're going straight to the basket, you know, normally is gonna be normally when you go past somebody, it's normally 1 to 2 moves, right.
You do one move, and then maybe you got to do a countermove and you get to the basket right.
Once you get to that third move now, you're really starting to push it to me.
You know, once you get to the third, another countermove, you're starting to push it.
And if you're sitting out there like boom, boom, boom, boom, boom a whole bunch of dribbles 56 dribbles and he he just he just bogging down the offense, You know what I mean? Unless you're really good.
Saw that with Carmelo on.
You know, he could he needed He actually needed a couple of dribbles to get into a rhythm to get in the rhythm.
Yeah, the same way.
But, you know, which isn't that, you know, he doesn't have that kind of swag, you know, And then, you know, and he's not that kind of isil player.
So maybe in a couple of years, let's hope we're gonna be winning, like, 72 games a season.
He's gonna be able to do that.
You know Steph Curry, you know, in the late late in the game, right? Right, right.
And so, you know, I feel like let's start with the triple threat.
Let's start with the triple threat and the mid range, jump shot.
Let's start there and then, you know, move on from there.
You know, You know, I'm not saying you don't work on your dribble because he might need to drill, but you might need it to break a press if the Knicks get impressed, you know, to be the release valve or something like that, you know? So, of course you still work on the dribble, but you're not trying to add that into your scoring ****nal right now, because to me, you got to get that triple threat down first because you could do this, you know, against your friends.
You know, when you're the superior athlete, But when you really get some defenders on you, you know, then you know you gotta have some of those fundamentals, those strong fundamentals down, you know? But look, I don't mind them out there playing, playing with his friends. That's cool.
You know, Go out there and have a good time.
You gotta love the game before you can play the game.
You know, at a high level, you gotta love it first.
And this is how you keep your love up.
It's really the other people us right that look and say, Oh, my God. Look at the moves.
Look, you know that it ended up when he's really just out there having fun.
Yeah, And I think you know, if he would try to do it in n NBA game, and you know, of course, tips will see it, right.
I think he could get bench for that just for disrespecting that, you know, the opposite team, You know, really, I think Tibbs is that kind of coach that he could get for doing, You know, some knucklehead thing like that.
I wouldn't be surprised.
So So there we go.
Ladies and gentlemen, that's that's what I would do right now.
You know, Thio, help me develop and really start to learn the game.
Why? Don't want to say learn the game to help him develop, especially on the offensive side.
He's gonna be good defensively, Offensive, sideways.
Really got to grow.
No way could also adhere passing.
But, you know, it's hard to train passing when you're home alone.
So you know it's not gonna be, you know, I think, but I think in the in the probably the preparation of the season, You know, beginning before the season beginning the in the training camps, I think he's gonna be heavily pressured by guys just to pass off the ball, you know, or to the Qatar, Qatar or through, you know, to the three point, like to the corners or whatever.
I think this is gonna heavily think about adding that, actually, he probably uses it in his, you know, offensive style play.
I think Mitch is gonna have to develop that as well.
You know, You know, he passing is not a complicated thing, right? Especially for a big guy that needs to, you know, just, you know, pass up the ball to the corner or up top to the three point line.
Right? But if he would add a little, you know, pass, you know, to the cutter, you know, in the paint or stuff like that, That will be major thing for for tapes and for formation.
Yeah, and I think that's where that triple threat comes into, right? Getting that triple threat strong grip on the ball on, then being ableto because, you know, without the principal threat yeah, without the triple threat, he's gonna be only like Like we said, he's gonna be standing with the ball high up and he's gonna be passing from from that point, it's not gonna be, you know, anything exactly.
And that's gonna limit him, you know, tips office, right? Yeah, definitely in tips office.
That's gonna definitely limit Limit them and tips off offense.
But it's just gonna limit limit him as a player altogether.
I think you know, not, you know, not just for tips, but as a player altogether.
You know, he'll be He'll just be limited book.
I'm sure there was some people that thought we were gonna I was gonna get on here and bash Mitchell Robinson, because for whatever reason, some people think that, um, you know, I'm not a Mitchell Robinson fan when you know the contrary is what's actually true.
I'm a huge Mitchell Robinson fan.
I really like Mitchell.
Robinson Just got a lot of stuff is gonna work on which is okay.
Yeah, he's a young guy.
So, you know, nobody's perfect at this age, you know, he's not know.
Look, a dodge it, so no, we gotta expect from him, you know, sound development.
At least, right? So you know, Ladies and gentlemen, that's, uh there you go.
Mitchell Robinson Ways that we could development to Robinson.
And I think this sounds like a good plan, at least for one summer.
What? I'm saying a good plan, at least for one summer.
And all of all of this, of course, while he's working, you know, working to build his body.
Yeah, that's that's also that's also like, like, the basic thing, right? Because, you know, center has got to be a really strong so he can manage, you know, to bump in and stuff like that.
That strengthened for for the center position is really important thing. Yeah.
And, you know, we all know that he didn't you know, he didn't go to the to the in voluntary workouts, stuff like that.
So hopefully during that time, they sent him and say, Hey, you know, work on some of these things, you know, gave him what they think he needs to work on, you know? But Andy, I appreciate it, man.
Appreciate the time.
Another really good show.
The coach's corner.
Yeah, it's good one.
I guess next week we'll focus on Kevin Knox.
Ladies and gentlemen, appreciate you guys have a good one.
Have a great weekend.
Peace! Peace, Yeah!