Knicks Miles McBride Signs Three-Year, $13 Million Extension

New York Knicks guard Miles McBride has signed a three-year, $13 million contract extension with the club. This deal is fully guaranteed and will start from the next season.
‣ McBride was selected 36th overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2021 NBA Draft and then traded to New York. He made two starts in 40 games of his rookie 2021-22 season.
‣ Despite averaging career lows in points and minutes per game this season, McBride is shooting career bests of 51.7% from the floor and 42.1% from 3-point range.

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Miles McBride, a guard for the New York Knicks, has signed a three-year contract extension. The deal is worth $13 million, as reported by Mark Bartelstein and Andy Shiffman of Priority Sports.

The contract kicks in next season and is fully guaranteed. McBride is in the final season of his existing three-year contract, which was worth $4.32 million. This season, he’s making a cool $1.83 million.

The Knicks aren’t exactly favorites to win the championship this season, according to various NBA betting sites. They’re sitting at 16th place in the odds ranking. The Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat, and Cleveland Cavaliers are doing better, if you believe the sportsbooks.

McBride, who’s 23, was picked 36th overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2021 NBA Draft. He was then traded to New York. He’s a 6-foot-1 guard who played for West Virginia University before going pro.

In his rookie season (2021-22), McBride started twice in 40 games. The Ohio native averaged 2.2 points, 1.1 rebounds, 1.0 assist, and 9.3 minutes per game. His shooting stats? 29.6% from the floor and 25% beyond the arc.

In the 2022-23 season, McBride started twice in 64 appearances with the Knicks. He averaged career highs of 3.5 points, 1.1 assists, and 11.9 minutes per game. His shooting improved too, hitting 35.8% from the field and 29.9% from deep.

During New York’s 123-107 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on March 14, 2023, McBride recorded a career-high 18 points. He also had one rebound, three assists, one steal, and two blocks in 25 minutes as a reserve. Knicks coach Thibodeau was full of praise for him, highlighting his hustle plays and defense.

This season, McBride is averaging career lows of 2.1 points and 5.3 minutes per game in 19 games off the bench. But he’s shooting career bests of 51.7% from the floor and 42.1% from 3-point range.

Recently, the Toronto Raptors traded forwards OG Anunoby and Precious Achiuwa, along with guard Malachi Flynn, to the Knicks. In return, they got guards RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley and a 2024 second-round draft pick.

After the trade, McBride played a season-high 18 minutes in Saturday night’s 140-126 loss to the Indiana Pacers. He scored five points, including a 3-pointer. Talking about his performance, McBride said, “Thibs is always preaching defense. That’s the challenge. We’re all gonna step up. We’re all competitors and we don’t want anybody to score. It’s just energy and effort, just fighting over screens consistently and just catching them in a bad position.”

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