Knicks add Rokas Jokubaitis, Miles McBride – .

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Knicks add Rokas Jokubaitis, Miles McBride – .


The Knicks’ first round of the 2021 NBA Draft took them into the second.

After making a pair of trades – and selecting Quentin Grimes at No.25 Thursday night at Barclays Center, the Knicks sent the No.32 pick to Oklahoma City, adding the No.34 and 36 picks instead.

In 34th place, they took down Rokas Jokubaitis, a Lithuanian 6-foot-5 left-hander, currently FC Barcelona player in Spain. The 20-year-old is a ball handler and projects himself as a reliable and solid player.

Rokas Jokubaitis;  Miles McBride
Rokas Jokubaitis; Miles McBride

Two picks later, the Knicks delighted Tom Thibodeau by taking over West Virginia playmaker Miles McBride, who impressed the coach during his training with the team. The former high school quarterback could be a draft day theft.

“I see people in front of him and I know he’s better than,” West Virginia assistant coach Erik Martin told The Post. “Some of those guys he dominated when we faced them. He is 6-2, a former football player and a winner. He has tenacity. He came in with that. Hopefully where he gets drafted is somewhere he’ll play.

The Knicks also drafted 6-10 Texas forward Jericho Sims with the No. 58 pick in the second round.

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