After averaging 14.8 points and 5.4 rebounds while shooting nearly 40 percent (39.2) from deep as a freshman at Michigan, Ignas Brazdeikis entered his name in the 2019 NBA Draft. He was selected with the No. 47 selection by the Sacramento Kings then was traded to the New York Knicks. The Michigan product played in three NBA games before making his debut in the G League.
Brazdeikis started off his G League career with 15 points, three steals, and drained three triples against the Lakeland Magic. He followed that up 36 points and six rebounds, while shooting 57.1 percent from the field and 44.4 percent from beyond the arc.
Brazdeikis saw extending playing time in Westchester where he was able to develop his game and get adjusted to the pro game. He’s a versatile scorer who showed his ability to get to the rim and showed to be a good shooter. Brazdeikis went on a superb scoring streak where he averaged 24.7 points on 52 percent shooting in a 13-game stretch from December 17 to February 8.
The Knicks forward was aggressive on the glass and showed to be a willing passer with Westchester. He finished with nine-plus rebounds in seven games, while dishing five or more assists on seven occasions.
Notable 2019-20 Season Stats (Stats Courtesy From Real GM)
20.9 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 3.1 APG, 50.1 FG% in 24 games
Notable Season Highs (Stats Courtesy From Real GM)
Nov. 18 vs Grand Rapids Drive: 36 points on 16 field goals made
Jan. 11 vs Lakeland Magic and Feb. 1 vs Long Island Nets: 14 rebounds
Feb. 1 vs Long Island Nets: 8 assists
Nov. 11 vs Lakeland Magic and Feb. 8 vs Canton Charge: 3 steals
Feb. 26 vs Greensboro Swarm: 6 three-pointers made
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Ignas Brazdeikis Drops 36 Points with Westchester Knicks (via Westchester Knicks/YouTube) Ignas Brazdeikis Puts Up 29 Points with Westchester Knicks (via Westchester Knicks/YouTube)
Ignas Brazdeikis with 31 Points vs. Long Island Nets (via NBA G League/YouTube)
Ignas Brazdeikis with 27 Points vs. Windy City Bulls (via NBA G League/YouTube)
Ignas Brazdeikis Nets 32 Points in Triple-Overtime (via Westchester Knicks/YouTube)
Ignas Brazdeikis Scores 34 Points with Westchester (via Westchester Knicks/YouTube)
Ignas Brazdeikis Scores 30 Points in Westchester (via Westchester Knicks/YouTube)
Brazdeikis Puts up 20 Points in Westchester Knicks Win (via Westchester Knicks/YouTube)
Ignas Brazdeikis Scores Game-High 24 points in Westchester Win (via Westchester Knicks/YouTube)
Ignas Brazdeikis NBA G League Highlights: January 2020 (via NBA G League/YouTube)
New York Knicks Assignee Ignas Brazdeikis Posts 21 Points (via Westchester Knicks/YouTube)
Another Strong Game for Ignas Brazdeikis with Westchester (via Westchester Knicks/YouTube)
Ignas Brazdeikis Adds Double-Double in Knicks Win (via Westchester Knicks/YouTube)
Ignas Brazdeikis NBA G League Highlights: February 2020 (via NBA G League/YouTube)
Ignas Brazdeikis Nearly Gets Triple-Double Against Nets (via Westchester Knicks/YouTube)
New York Assignee Brazdeikis Leads Knicks in Canton (via Westchester Knicks/YouTube)