Ignas Brezhdikis spent most of his rookie NBA season in the G-League, appearing in only nine games for the Knicks.
The 2019 second-round pick’s quest for more regular playing time under new coach Tom Thibodo is far from an inauspicious start, but the Brezdeaks saw their first action in four preseason games in a 119–83 win over the Cavaliers on Friday .
“I’m just working every day to do better. The main focus is just on developing my game, ”said Brezhdekis, who scored a point in 17 minutes. “I’m still young. I’ve got a lot to improve on. I’m not even close to the player I want to be.
“We have got a great coaching staff, which pushes us every day. I am grateful to be here and work every single day to get better. “
The Michigan product said she worked on her body and her jump took the entire summer off to her family’s home in Ontario. He said that the new coaching staff told him “to continue to perform better as a whole player, to simplify the game … play right, read right, take shots when you’re open, shot Taking others. Just keep working hard defensively, rebounding the ball, just getting better. “
Were a knock without a guard Alec Burke (Personal reason), Frank Nitlina (Dukhiya left Akilis), Alfred Peyton (Left side turn of throat) Austin rivers (Sore throat) and Dennis smith jr (Left quad) around the neck and so forth Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (disease), Nerelance noel (sore left kn choking) and Omari Spellman (Below right knee). Berkbo said the team would return on Saturday.
point guard Jared harper, Who converted a four-point game in the first quarter and finished with 10 points on the former net Theo pinson, Former Seton Hall standout Mile powell (Two points in six minutes) and guard Bryce brown Also saw their first game.
Thibodo finished fifth in the NBA.com poll of league general managers for new or relocated coaches, which would make the biggest impact on his new team.
First year nets coach Steve nash The highest number of votes (28 percent) was received, followed by the 76th vote. Doctor rivers (24 percent), The Clippers’ Tyrone Lew And pelicans Stan van gani (16 percent each), Thibodo (8 percent) and the Bulls’ Billy donovan (8 percent).