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A Top NBA Rookie Has Already Fired His Agent

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Mitchell Robinson played like an NBA Lottery pick at times during the New York Knicks' run in the Las Vegas Summer League this month. The former five-star recruit, who didn't play in college, was not actually a top-14 pick in June's NBA Draft.

The 7-foot big man was selected early in the second round. The Knicks took him with the No. 36 overall pick in the draft.

Robinson is apparently not happy with what happened before the draft. He's blaming his now-former agent for a poor pre-draft strategy.

The Knicks' rookie has reportedly fired his agent, per the New York Post.

According to league sources, Robinson, the Knicks’ 20-year-old project center who dazzled the Las Vegas summer league, has made an agent change already.

Sources indicate Robinson, a Chalmette, La. product, has moved on from agent Raymond Brothers and has inked John Spencer, who also reps Lance Thomas. Spencer is a former Knicks scout under Ernie Grunfeld.

Robinson has signed a four-year deal for $6.4 million, a nice contract for a second-round selection.

The 7-foot big man believes he should've been a late first-round pick, though, if the pre-draft process had gone better. His representatives decided to pull him out of the NBA Combine, something that Robinson now believes was a mistake.

The Knicks are already quite happy with Robinson, at least. And he appears to be happy to be in New York. He just wasn't happy with how his agent handled everything before the draft.