Knicks HC Tom Thibodeau doesn't rule out Mitchell Robinson return in playoffs

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Mitchell Robinson throws down two-handed dunk
Mitchell Robinson throws down two-handed dunk

Mitchell Robinson caught the injury bug this season.

After missing 15 games with a fractured hand, Robinson played in four games before fracturing his foot in the first quarter of the Knicks' March 27 game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Tom Thibodeau gave an update on the big-man, and did not rule out a playoff return.

"Everything has gone really well. He's actually gone to the next phase. He's doing some work on the court, but there's a progression to it.," Thibodeau said.

Robinson is still doing individual work, Thibodeau said. He then will move on to 3-on-3 work, as well on 5-on-5, before getting game action.

"We're not gonna rush him along. We're gonna be cautious and make sure he goes through every phase properly. We just don't want to take any chances with it," Thibodeau added.

Thankfully for the Knicks, they don't need to rush him, as Nerlens Noel and Taj Gibson have been more than serviceable in his absence.

But Robinson was putting up better offensive numbers than each of them before his injury, so he will certainly be welcomed back with open arms.