Tom Thibodeau praised Mitchell Robinson's athleticism and ability to attack the rim, saying that he wants to continue developing the third-year center.

Robinson is not currently at the Knicks' voluntary workouts due to personal reasons, though he did participate in individual workouts with the coaching staff earlier this summer.

"What he did last year was put a lot of pressure on the rim. He's an incredible athlete. But we don't want to put a ceiling on him. We want to continue to work on all aspects of his game and develop," said Thibodeau.

The 22-year-old Robinson averaged 9.7 points and 7.0 rebounds in 23 minutes last season.

Thibodeau said that Robinson is a foundational piece for the Knicks moving forward.

"Obviously, he's a very important part of this team," he added.