In the playoffs last year, the Knicks played Brunson every minute against the Miami Heat in Game 5, and it got them the win. In Game 6 after getting off to a double digit lead, Tom Thibodeau tried to get Brunson a few minutes of rest, and McBride came into the game. The Heat went on a run, and the game completely changed based on that.

McBride has some value, but he is not someone who you want to essentially be the backup ball handler in the playoffs. The Knicks should seek to decrease his minutes. Based on rumors, the Knicks seem to be looking to do that.