Leon Rose may have struck gold again

Knicks president Leon Rose and the rest of the team’s front office may have found another diamond in the rough in McBride. The team signed him for the next three seasons, signing a three-year, $13 million contract shortly after trading Immanuel Quickley, which has looked like a steal so far.

McBride will look to continue his stellar play as the team slowly returns to full strength for the longest stretch of the season. F Julius Randle, F OG Anunoby and C Mitchell Robinson all appear ready to return at any time this month. The Knicks will need McBride to step up to finish the regular season, his expanded role also means expanded responsibility.

So far so good, however, it’s important to both McBride and the Knicks that the former West Virginia product continues to stand out.