Starting center Mitchell Robinson once again appears unhappy with his role with the Knicks.
In a pair of since-deleted Snapchat stories after Tuesday’s win in Portland, the 7-foot center indicated he wanted to be more involved in the Knicks’ offense.
One captioned it “disappearing for a while” and the other “tired of being alone with cardio fame, like I want to play basketball (sic) to waste my time and energy.”
Robinson hit double figures in five of his first six appearances after returning from thumb surgery in January, but had a quiet four-game trip out west.
He averaged 5.3 points and 7.8 rebounds in 23.3 minutes per appearance, including two field goal attempts in 21 minutes, in Tuesday’s win over the Trail Blazers.
Backup center Isaiah Hartenstein played slightly more minutes on the trip — 23.8 per game — but hasn’t been a part of the offense as he has just nine points in four appearances.
Mitchell Robionson grabs a rebound before the Knicks beat the Trail Blazers.NBAE via Getty Images
He had 11 rebounds in each of the last two wins despite holding the Lakers and Blazers scoreless.
On another social media account, Robinson also tweeted after Tuesday’s game: “Life is a climb, but great views” with a heart emoji and “Good night!”
The Knicks improved to 11-3 with Josh Hart in the lineup — and 41-30 overall — after he had 16 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in 37 minutes off the bench in his return to Portland following the trade deadline move to New. York.
“Man, it’s great. I think this team was on the rise when I got here. And I was able to fit in and continue to help this team grow. I think that’s the biggest thing,” said Hart, who hasn’t appeared in a postseason game in six NBA seasons.
“It feels great that we’re able to win, and I’m in a new position right now, where I’m sitting here and we’re really playing for something.
“I have not been in that situation in my career. So that makes me even more hungry, and the other guys in the locker room.”
RJ Barrett averaged 22.0 points in the four-game road trip despite shooting 22 (.182) from 3-point range.
But he got to the rim consistently and shot 45.3 percent from the floor (34-of-75) as the Knicks split the four games.
He also recorded three blocked shots on Tuesday night.