The Westchester Knicks became the New York Knicks’ G League affiliate in 2014 when the team brought an affiliate and placed it close to the Big Apple. The Knicks have assigned players like Damyean Dotson and Ignas Brazdeikis to the G League early in their professional career to get playing time and get an opportunity to further develop their game.
The Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, and other teams have found diamonds in the rough in the G League who have made great contributions in the NBA. Mike Miller coached Westchester for four seasons then received an assistant coaching gig with the New York Knicks and was promoted to interim head coach in December of 2019. Macri gave his thoughts on how the Knicks should utilize their affiliate with assigning players and finding diamonds in the rough and detailed his impression of Miller’s year with New York.
The Heat, Philadelphia 76ers, and Oklahoma City Thunder have found contributors from the two-way contract who made an impact with their team. Macri detailed how the Knicks have used the two-way contract in the previous three years and how it can be an additional avenue for the team to find contributors.
Jonathan Macri from Knicks Film School joined The Chris Priczak Show to discuss how he sees the Knicks utilizing their affiliate under Tom Thibodeau, if assigning high first round picks to the G League should be looked at as a demotion, his thoughts on how Lamar Peters played in his rookie season, and more.
Episode Five: Connection Between New York and Westchester Knicks With Jonathan Macri
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