The Oklahoma City Thunder previously owned the 2021 NBA draft's 36th overall selection, but he'll be headed to New York after the Knicks reportedly acquired the No. 34 and No. 36 selections from OKC for No. 32, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Below, we'll break down the 20-year-old's game and the new roster he's joining in New York.
Bleacher Report Draft Expert Jonathan Wasserman's Scouting Report
Player: Miles McBride
Pro Comparison: Devonte' Graham
Scouting Report: McBride offers speed and pesky defense to a backcourt, but he also developed into a dangerous pull-up shooter and capable playmaker.
RJ Barrett, SF: $8.2M (2023)
Kevin Knox, SF: $4.6M (2022)
Lucas Vildoza, PG: $3.3M (2024)
Immanuel Quickley, SG $2.2M (2024)
Mitchell Robinson, C: $1.8M (2022)
Quentin Grimes, SG: $1.8M (projected first-year salary, per RealGM)
Norvel Pelle, PF: $1.1M (2023)
Rokas Jokubaitis, PG (No. 34 overall pick)
Miles McBride, PG/SG (No. 36 overall pick)
Derrick Rose, PG: UFA
Alec Burks, SG: UFA
Nerlens Noel, C: UFA
Elfrid Payton, PG: UFA
Frank Ntilikina, PG: RFA
Reggie Bullock, SF: UFA
Taj Gibson, PF: UFA
Theo Pinson, SG: RFA
Jared Harper, PG: RFA
McBride took major strides as a sophomore, averaging 15.9 points and 4.8 assists per game in the 2020-21 season. After averaging 9.5 points per game as a freshman and coming off the bench for the Mountaineers, he made the most of his decision to return to college.
McBride told ESPN's Jonathan Givony in April:
"This season went well for me. I was able to show how I could impact a game in different ways, be it my defense, scoring, and overall being a leader on the court. I think I showed flashes of high scoring games as a freshman and this year my focus was to be more consistent all around and improve every aspect, which I think I did."
Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic praised the move:
McBride joins a Knicks team that added a pair of guards earlier in the evening in Houston's Quentin Grimes (No. 25 overall) and Zalgiris Kaunas' Rokas Jokubaitis (No. 34).