Mitchell Robinson causes stir with Twitter activity linking him to Dallas Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks, Mitchell Robinson
Dallas Mavericks, Mitchell Robinson / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks will be looking for a center upgrade this offseason. They signed JaVale McGee to be just that last summer, but the veteran big man did not fit into the team’s rotation. Dallas searched for upgrades before the trade deadline, but they could not find a deal after giving up most of their assets to acquire Kyrie Irving.

Acquiring a center should be second on the Mavs’ priority list right after re-signing Irving. The eight-time All-Star will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, and Dallas needs to find a way to keep him.

Knicks starting center Mitchell Robinson is letting the world know that he is unhappy with his role in New York, and the talented seven-footer even liked a Tweet linking him to the Mavericks and Spurs on March 22. See it below.

Mitchell Robinson causes stir with Twitter activity linking him to Dallas Mavericks

Robinson is averaging 7.3 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks in 27.3 minutes per game this season. He takes just 4.6 field goal attempts per game and converts them at 69.3 percent. Understandably, Mitch Rob is unhappy with his offensive role, but he is in the first season of a four-year contract worth $60 million signed last summer.

Will Robinson demand a trade in the offseason? He certainly created some buzz on social media, and Mavericks fans were all for him coming to Dallas.

The Mavs are the worst rebounding team in the NBA, and they have struggled mightily to protect the rim this season. Robinson immediately eliminates those issues. He is one of the best interior defenders in the league, and his nine-plus rebounds per game would vault Dallas out of the bottom.

This is just internet buzz at this moment, but it is something to keep an eye on this summer. Mitchell Robinson clearly wants more touches, and the Dallas Mavericks have a need at the five. Will they acquire the seven-footer this offseason? It is a story worth monitoring.

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