The New York Knicks guard Miles McBride has returned to the rotation since Jalen Brunson suffered the foot injury, but he had logged just 28 combined minutes over the previous three games.
“Deuce has really had good minutes for us all year. So it’s an opportunity for him to gain more experience. But just trust the game. The game’s gonna tell you what to do,” Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said. “But he’s always ready.
“I have a lot of confidence in him because I see the amount of work that he puts in every day. And he was in the rotation prior to the trade [for Josh Hart], and I thought he did a good job during that stretch. So that was important for him. But that hasn’t changed his approach every day in practice and whenever he’s been called upon, he’s been ready to go.”