Mitchell Robinson Set to Break Wilt Chamberlain’s Field Goal Record
Bet you didn’t think you’d ever seen Mitchell Robinson’s name in the same sentence as Wilt Chamberlain.
Well, it’s 2020 so let’s get weirder.
The New York Knicks center is on the verge of breaking Chamberlain’s field goal percentage in a season record. With the Knicks eliminated from bubble play, Robinson will end his season with shooting at a 74.2-percent clip. Chamberlain shot the ball at 72.7-percent the year he set a single-season record.
Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson will set NBA record for single-season FG percentage if he isn’t passed by players participating in Orlando, per an SNY source familiar with the matter. Robinson finished the year with a 74.2 FG%. Wilt Chamberlain has the single-season record (72.7%).
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) July 17, 2020
Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz is currently second in the league shooting just under 70-percent from the field.
The 22-year old seven footer has averaged 9.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game this season while seeing 23.1 minutes of actions per night. In what has otherwise been yet another disappointing season, Robinson’s continued growth has been one of the organization’s lone bright spots.
Move on over, Wilt!