Everybody’s talking at Mitch. He dunks here at the world’s most famous. Yes it’s true, according to Ian Begley, Mitchell Robinson is likely to break Wilt Chamberlain’s record for the best field goal percentage in a single season. A veritable shattering of the record when you get up that high.
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
There is the off chance that someone could climb high enough to take the crown from Robinson (via Chamberlain) while still in the bubble. Rudy Gobert is second in the league, he’d have to climb .045 percentage points from .698 to .743 to get in front. That seems unlikely (as Donovan Mitchell “misses” Gobert rolling to the hoop with no one in front). Third place Jarrett Allen has an even steeper .097% climb to snatch the record. And for some reason I think he just won’t be getting a ton of great looks.
Young master Mitchell won’t even turn 23 until next April. He might not have added logo range to his jump shot just yet. But he is a
bucket jumper. Let’s take a very precise look back at how he did it.
A wide variety of angles from whence one can get up. Congrats, Mr. Robinson!