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Could the Knicks have a Defensive Player of the Year candidate this season?

For the New York Knicks under the tutelage of head coach Tom Thibodeau, the undervalued attribute of defensive dominance is paramount to the identity of the team. Primarily defensive-dominant players have become a rarity in today’s NBA. But defensive anchor Mitchell Robinson insists on becoming even better every season, staying healthy and growing his case for Defensive Player of the Year.

Since Robinson entered the NBA, he has continued to develop into a defensive stopper. With a career-high nine blocks in only his 12th career game, glimpses from his rookie season suggested the sky is the limit.