NEW YORK -- Change continues to be the rule for New York Knicks president Isiah Thomas.
Robinson replaces swingman Shandon Anderson, who was waived by
the Knicks on Wednesday with three years and $23.7 million left
on his contract.
The Bulls agreed to buy out the remaining two years of
Robinson's five-year contract at a cost of $10 million, making
the swingman a free agent.
It is believed the Knicks signed Robinson for $1.3 million, the rest of their mid-level exception.
The reported move caps a bizarre week for Thomas, who admitted
to forcing the resignation of assistant coach Dick Helm and
promoted Brendan Suhr to the position on Monday and then waived
Anderson on Wednesday.
Since taking over as Knicks president in December, Thomas has
fired coach Don Chaney, hired Lenny Wilkens as his successor,
acquired guard Stephon Marbury and virtually overhauled the
roster. Only Allan Houston, Kurt Thomas and Mike Sweetney have
survived Thomas' widespread changes.
Limited to just 29 games in his first season with the Bulls due
to a toe fracture and a groin strain, Robinson averaged more
than 57 over the last two years despite recording 27 DNPs due to
decisions by coaches Bill Cartwright and Scott Skiles last
In his three seasons with Chicago, Robinson averaged 6.7 points
and 2.7 rebounds in 144 games. He spent his first two years
with the Charlotte Hornets.