LAS VEGAS — With proprietor James Dolan available incognito in a white baseball cap, the Knicks’ new second-round choose Miles McBride placed on a present.
McBride pumped in 22 factors, making all six of his 3-point photographs, because the Knicks beat the Lakers 91-82 in a summer-league recreation at Thomas & Mack Middle.
McBride, chosen thirty sixth out of West Virginia, shot 7 of 9 from the sphere general. McBride missed all 4 of his 3-point photographs within the summer-league opener however since has gone 8 of 9 within the final two outings.
“It’s nearly taking photographs within the stream of the sport,’’ McBride mentioned. “The primary recreation I rushed numerous photographs. I watched the sport with coaches and tried to grasp the sport extra and discover the place the perfect photographs are. That’s what I did at the moment.’’
McBride performed loads off the ball with Immanuel Quickley operating the purpose. Quickley scored 25 factors after his 32-point outing within the prior recreation.
However McBride goes to struggle for taking part in time if this continues.
“He’s an excellent participant,’’ summer-league coach Cube Yoshimoto mentioned. “He’s placing numerous time within the fitness center. It confirmed at the moment. He shot very effectively in faculty and he’s placing his time in. It begins along with his defensive tenacity first. He can play on the ball, off the ball.’’
Dolan sat close to midcourt subsequent to William Wesley, Leon Rose and Tom Thibodeau. He needed to be happy as he noticed his 2020 lottery choose, Obi Toppin, proceed to shine as he added 17 factors and 11 rebounds.
With Luca Vildoza — signed from the Spanish League — out with a sore foot, Lithuanian lefty Rokas Jokubaitis got here off the bench to attain eight first-half factors — drilling 2 of three 3-pointers. Jokubaitis didn’t play within the second half.