Overview: A freakishly athletic undersized point guard with terrific scoring instincts. Has become an extremely effective NBA player, against all odds. Possesses solid physical strength, but is not always tall or long enough to capitalize on it. Just 5-7 ¾ without shoes, with a 6-1 wingspan. May be the highest leaper in the League today. Extremely quick and agile. Able to get to the rim almost at will. Can knock down shots from the outside as well. Much more of a scorer than a playmaker. Size hurts his ability to be an impact defender, but is very good at getting steals. An amazingly good rebounder considering his size. Played at the storied Rainier Beach HS in Seattle. Had a very nice four year career at Washington. Became an iconic player by his senior year. Something of a Summer League legend. Named the MVP of the Las Vegas Summer League in 2007, utterly dominating each game he played in. Has improved his production significantly over his four years in the NBA. Has been a very good fit in Mike DAntonis offense. Incredibly tough and determined player who will always be a fan favorite.
Offense: A reasonably effective offensive player than scores in a variety of ways. Does a lot of his damage as a ball handler in pick and roll situations, but also gets some opportunities to run the break, spot up on the outside, and take his man one-on-one. Has a nice jump shot with good elevation that allows him to get his shot off over taller defenders. Able to make shots with a hand in his face, a characteristic that hes had to develop over the course of his career to be effective. Elevates very suddenly on his jumper, helping his catch defenders off guard. Tends to fall in love with his jump-shot, forcing the issue badly at times. Relies very heavily on his 3-point shot as a source of production, and isnt consistent enough a shooter to justify that quite yet. Lateral quickness gives him the ability to get his shot up off the dribble. Has no trouble creating separation from most defenders. Tends to lean in when he pulls up, allowing him to utilize the fact that hes able to turn the corner more effectively. Takes a lot of slightly off balance shots. Doesnt have much of a choice in that regard. Very tough to defend in one-on-one situations due to how easily he can break his man down off the dribble and get a clean look at the rim. Has consistently improved his ability to create high percentage looks for himself inside the arc, to the point that hes become much more efficient. Finishes extremely well at the rim at a good rate despite his size. Size makes it tough for defenders to take the ball away from him. Doesnt turn the ball over at all considering the frenetic pace he plays at. Is capable of blowing by his man and beating everyone to the rim. Will throw down a ridiculous dunk every now and again. Tends to be too aggressive and fancy with the way he finishes. A measure of consistency and patience would go a long way for Robinson as he continues to develop. Needs to work on recognizing when to cut off his drive and pass and when to take the ball all the way to the rim. Definitely thinks shoot first. Not much of a drive and dish player due to his scorers mentality, but his size hurts him in that regard as well. Very good at running the pick and roll, but doesnt create many shots off of others by using it. Better at distributing in transition. Brings a lot to the table on offense as a scorer, but still has some things he can improve upon. Can mask some of his weaknesses as a passer and decision-maker in Mike DAntonis offense.
Defense: A very good one-on-one defender who lacks the size to be a real factor. Is more than capable of staying in front of almost every point guard in the game. Is capable of defending the ball in full court situations at a high level, but doesnt get many opportunities to do that. Will get beaten to the rim when hes off balance, but is incredibly quick laterally. Will come up with quite a few steals due to his quick hands. Unfortunately, he lacks the size to effectively contest jumpers even when he does a great job staying in position. Will get caught in screens due to his size. Not effective when closing out the ball despite his ability to deny penetration. Contributes on the glass more than probably any other player his height. Is not a bad defender at all in terms of skill, but gives up too much size to not be taken advantage of.