New York Knicks: Player Grades For Summer League

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New York Knicks Summer League Grades: Miles McBride

From the moment he was selected with the 36th overall pick, “Deuce” was tabbed as a classic “Thibs” type of player: a hardnosed high-level defensive guard who can also get it done on offense.

Miles had been everything he was said to be and more during the Summer League.

He didn’t get many shots to fall against Toronto, but the defense was on display instantly. Deuce is a pinball on that end with endless energy and effort. He is just everywhere. And in the second game against the Pacers, fans finally got to say that “the Deuce was loose” on offense. He scored 14 points on a super-efficient 5-7 shooting making 2 three-pointers on 3 attempts.

He one-upped himself in the following game not just by scoring 22 points and accumulating 5 assists and 7 rebounds, he nailed all six of his three points attempts and shut down the Lakers’ top player Austin Reaves. Reaves shot just 1-8 from the floor for the game.

McBride’s flame was extinguished against Detroit. He shot 2-14 (0-7 from three) in a Knicks loss, but he bounced back again to finish strong in the final two games. Facing the Cavaliers, McBride had a 23/5/4 slash line shooting 9-14 (5-8 3FG%). Against Atlanta, Deuce embarrassed “Knicks Draft Twitter” darling Sharife Cooper, who finished 3-11 with McBride guarding him most of the game. Miles helped New York hit 21 threes, the most in a game for the Knicks in franchise history. McBride made 5 of those deep balls on 8 attempts and finished with 19 points (7-10 shooting) and 4 assists. Sensational.

A. . G. New York Knicks. MILES MCBRIDE