Knicks assign Miles McBride to Westchester for the second time

Alder Almo

After the New York Knicks dropped Kemba Walker from the rotation, the team also made another point guard move.

The Knicks sent rookie point guard Miles McBride to play for Westchester on Monday night’s game against the Maine Celtics.

The game is set at 7 p.m. at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

It will mark the second time McBride will play in the G League. Earlier this month, McBride was sensational in his G League debut. The seldom-used Knicks rookie point guard took the most out of the opportunity.

McBride came one assist shy of a double-double providing the jolt for the Westchester Knicks to pick up their first win of the season — a 104-98 victory over Long Island Nets on Nov. 18. He shot 10 of 24 from the field in 41 minutes and only committed three turnovers.

McBride will team up anew with the Knicks’ other two-way player Luka Samanic, the G League’s second-leading scorer. Samanic averages 26.8 points on an efficient 56.9 percent shooting from the floor, including a 39-percent clip from downtown in 30.3 minutes. The 6-10 Croatian forward also norms 9.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists (against 4.0 turnovers), and 1.5 blocks.

The Westchester Knicks currently hold a 2-5 record in the East.

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