Mitchell Robinson, Ben McLemore Receive Salary Guarantees

In moves that were little more than formalities, two more players have had their contracts fully guaranteed ahead of the 2020/21 season.

Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports tweets that Knicks center Mitchell Robinson has had his third-year, $1,663,861 contract guaranteed. Meanwhile, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports that Rockets shooting guard Ben McLemore has seen his $2,283,034 contract guaranteed after a solid 2019/20 performance in Houston.

Since being drafted with the 36th pick in 2018, the springy 7′ Robinson has quickly become a core piece for a rebuilding Knicks club. Robinson posted averages of 9.7 PPG and 7.0 RPG over 61 games for New York during his sophomore pro season, while connecting on a stellar 74.2% of his field goals.

The 27-year-old McLemore enjoyed a terrific year in Houston over the 2019/20 season, proving his mettle as a reliable 3-and-D role player for a competitive playoff club. McLemore averaged 10.1 PPG and 2.2 RPG for the Rockets. He also posted a solid shooting line of .444/.400/.746. Over 71 games for the club, he averaged 22.8 minutes a night.

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7 thoughts on “Mitchell Robinson, Ben McLemore Receive Salary Guarantees

  1. Luckylefty2

    Knicks better lock that boy Mitchell quick! Dude has potential to be a top 5 center in the league.

  2. KnickerbockerAl

    Thibs should help him become an elite rim protector. They will lock him up this yr. Probably a 5 yr contract. He loves it in NY. So it’s mutual, they’ll get it done.

  3. harden-westbrook-mvps

    They guaranteed both McLemore’s and Nwaba’s contracts for next season. Hopefully Nwaba will be recovered in time to play at some point either next month or perhaps in January. B-Mac will be an important part of the rotation.

  4. I'm a starboy not a Dr...

    Let’s see how long Mitch lasts in this league without a 3 point shot…

  5. krumbledkookie

    Robinson better be a Knick-lifer. Dude is on his way to being an elite defender, and should mesh really well with Obi. His offensive game will get better too; can’t wait to see this kid’s future, as long as it’s with my Knicks.

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