Robinson is probably much closer to the Bamba-Carter pairing in the end of the lottery than Robert Williams and Jontay Porter back here in bad playoff team land, but consensus seems to show that Robinson will hover around the middle of the first.
He shouldn’t. The Western Kentucky decommit has all the tools to be the next great athletic big man. He looks every bit the part of a newer, shinier De’Andre Jordan. What separates him from Williams, Porter and other NBA bigs is his feel for the game. Now, take this however your brain tells you to take it, because watching insane athletes obliterate shrimpy high-schoolers will always elevate their abilities in your consciousness. They seem to be the best basketball players ever.
Robinson is not the best player ever. He has limitations, as all those who cannot shoot do these days. But you’ll see him take the ball up the court, catch it and make a dribble move, even adjust mid-air before dunking, and want to scream. It’s crazy.
Atlanta landing at four and then snagging their big man at 18 would be poetic justice for their poor tank job this season. The few times they couldn’t play badly enough to lose might end up coming back to help them if they get someone as good as Robinson this late.