Morgantown, West Virginia – Yesterday, former West Virginia Mountaineers standout Miles “Deuce” McBride was sent down to the Knicks’ G League team in order to get more playing time.
Knicks’ head coach Tom Thibodeau explained the decision by the team: “I love him, I love him,’’ Thibodeau said. “I think it’s important for him to be with us, but every opportunity we get where we can have him play some, we want to try to take advantage of that as well. But he’s got a great future, great kid, hard worker. And when you come into this league, it’s all about — you’ve got to learn first. And that’s what he’s doing.’’
While McBride has a huge future ahead of him for the Knicks, he has only gotten playing time in four games this season during garbage time.
In his G League debut, however, McBride showed that he belongs in the NBA, scoring 25 points, while dishing out 9 assists and 5 rebounds in the team’s win.
Check out his incredible highlights from last night’s game below:
Miles McBride is a different breed! He went crazy in his G League debut with the @wcknicks. 👏
25 points | 9 assists | 5 rebounds | 1 win pic.twitter.com/KhDJcY39zk
— NBA G League (@nbagleague) November 18, 2021