Brazdeikis finished with 16 points (5-10 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 2-4 FT), four rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block across 26 minutes in the Knicks' win over the Lakers in the Las Vegas Summer League on Wednesday. Brazdeikis had a big game for the Knicks, rounding out his stat line with a well-balanced effort. The former All-Big Ten selection has displayed his prowess for three-point shooting in his last three contests, going 8-of-14 from long range. He shot 39.1 percent from deep last season at Michigan.
Brazdeikis totaled nine points (4-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt), three assists, two blocks, two rebounds and a steal over 27 minutes in the Knicks' 85-73 loss to the Raptors on Tuesday in the Las Vegas Summer League. One game removed from a 30-point outburst , Brazdeikis came away with just nine points, while teammate R.J. Barrett busted out of his scoring slump and led the Knicks with 17. Still, the former Michigan forward has displayed his versatility in summer league play and should be a lock to make the active roster this season.
Brazeikis poured in 30 points (11-19 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT) and added eight rebounds and two assists across 32 minutes during the Knicks' 105-100 overtime loss to the Suns in a Las Vegas Summer League game Sunday. The 2019 second-round pick knotted the game at 96-96 with 24 seconds remaining by draining a clutch three-pointer, and he ultimately paced all scorers in the contest. Brazdeikis figures to have an uphill battle for any meaningful minutes during the upcoming season, but he'll look to continue making a strong case throughout the balance of summer league play.
Brazdeikis signed a multi-year contract with the Knicks on Saturday. Brazdeikis, the 47th overall pick in June's draft, will assume a spot on the 15-man roster and should thus be well-positioned to make the team. The 20-year-old, who is currently suited up for the Knicks' Las Vegas Summer League entry, will likely struggle to find meaningful minutes as a second-round rookie given the glut of forward options on the roster.
Brazdeikis was selected by the Knicks with the 47th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. As a freshman at Michigan, Brazdeikis was voted to the 2018-19 All-Big Ten team. In 29.6 minutes per game, he averaged 14.8 points and 5.4 rebounds while shooting 39.2 percent from long range.
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