The story so far at Knicks Summer League hasn't been first-round pick RJ Barrett's dominance, but rather their second-rounder in Ignas "Iggy" Brazdeikis.
The Michigan product, who the Knicks trade up in the second round with the Kings to acquire at No. 47, was absolutely electric in the team's second game against the Suns on Sunday night. Brazdeikis led the team with 30 points on 11-for-19 shooting, and he added eight boards and two assists as well.
Brazdeikis' performance is just as advertised -- he's going to go right at you and be aggressive to the rim. Using his 6-foot-7. 216-pound frame, the lefty can be seen bodying his defender deep into the paint and finishing with some nice finesse. But you can't leave him open on the three-point line either, as he hit a dagger three to tie the game under 30 seconds.
"He's a fighter, he's a scrapper, he's not afraid of anything or anyone," Knicks Summer League head coach Jud Buechler told SNY's Ian Begley after the game.
A game like this shows us why the Knicks wanted to trade up to snag Brazdeikis. Not only did he play with Barrett on the Canadian National Team, but his aggressive style of play and high motor fits perfectly with what the Knicks are looking to put on the floor under head coach David Fizdale.
So buckle up, Knicks fans. Iggy could be a new favorite at Madison Square Garden this season if he continues to have games like this.