New York Knicks vs Orlando Magic Prediction and match preview – July 14, 2022 | 2022 NBA Summer League

The New York Knicks and Orlando Magic will square off in the 2022 NBA Summer League in their final games on Thursday.

Both teams are 2-1 so far, so this clash will determine which team advances to the Championship Finals as neither team is 3-0 this year.

Match Details

Game – New York Knicks vs. Orlando Magic | 2022 NBA Summer League

Date and hour – Thursday July 14, 2022; 7:30 p.m. ET (Friday, July 15; 5:00 a.m. IST)

Venue – Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV.

New York Knicks Preview

New York Knicks' Miles McBridge in the 2022 NBA Summer League
New York Knicks’ Miles McBridge in the 2022 NBA Summer League

The New York Knicks feature several experienced NBA players, such as Jericho Sims, Miles McBride, Quentin Grimes, and DaQuan Jeffries, among others.

McBride is trying to earn a permanent spot on the roster next season and isn’t disappointing. He’s combined for 44 points and 17 assists in three games so far and is showing his range beyond the arc.

Miles McBride stops and spills 3⃣Live on ESPN 2

Also, 23-year-old center Jericho Sims was excellent on the glass. He’s grabbed double-digit rebounds in all three games so far and has also combined for five blocks.

Key Player – Quentin Grimes

New York Knicks' Quentin Grimes in the 2022 NBA Summer League
New York Knicks’ Quentin Grimes in the 2022 NBA Summer League

Quentin Grimes hosted a show this summer and almost certainly earned himself a spot on the list. He dropped 24 points in the three games and did so with great efficiency as well.

Grimes is knocking down shots from beyond the arc and also showing his playmaking skills. He has had 18 assists in three games so far.

Notable Vegas Storyline – The Escape of Quentin Grimes. Average of 24 PT, 4.3 AST, 1.7 STL over 3 games. Looks a level above everyone else. Value is obviously tied to shooting, but he delivered a lot more 2PT+ game finishes from setting up teammates. Feels like Knicks next SG start.

New York Knicks predicted roster

g -Quentin Grimes | g – Miles McBride | F – Feron hunting | F – Trevor Bowling | VS – Jericho Sims.

Overview of the Magic of Orlando

(LR) Orlando Magic's RJ Hampton, Paolo Banchero and Devin Cannady in the NBA Summer League
(LR) Orlando Magic’s RJ Hampton, Paolo Banchero and Devin Cannady in the NBA Summer League

The Orlando Magic had one of the best summer leagues in the NBA, as they saw their first draft pick, Paolo Banchero, put on a show.

He lost 17 points, two threes, six assists and four rebounds in Summer League opener against the Houston Rockets. He then followed that up with 23 points, six assists, six rebounds and four steals in the overtime win over the Sacramento Kings.

Paolo Banchero has scored or assisted in 14 of the Magic’s first 17 points. He’s a perfect 3-3 FG and 2-2 3P to start.

Banchero was shut down by the Magic for the rest of the games in Vegas and joins former lottery pick Jalen Suggs on the sidelines. Other veteran players, such as RJ Hampton and Daniel Oturu, are also said to be missing from the list.

Key player – Emanuel Terry

Orlando Magic's Emanuel Terry vs. OKC Thunder's Chet Holmgren in the Summer League
Orlando Magic’s Emanuel Terry vs. OKC Thunder’s Chet Holmgren in the Summer League

Emanuel Terry, 25, went undrafted in the 2018 NBA draft. He’s worked on various teams over the years and is now seeking a spot on Magic’s rebuilding team.

He’s combined for 29 boards in the first three games so far, including a 14-rebound outing in the last contest. He had a life-saving block in overtime against the Kings and won the winning bucket in double overtime.

Emanuel Terry with the CLUTCH GAME SAVING BLOCK! OT2 Live On ESPN

Scheduled Orlando Magic Lineup

g -Devin Cannady | g -Zavier Simpson | F – Caleb Houstan | F -Aleem Ford | VS – Emanuel Terry.

Match prediction Knicks vs Magic

The New York Knicks are the clear favorites to win this game, as they still face their best players. Grimes and McBride put on a show, while the Orlando Magic benched all their stars, including Paolo Banchero.

Where to watch the Knicks vs Magic game?

The game between the New York Knicks and the Orlando Magic will be broadcast nationally on NBA TV. The game can also be streamed live via NBA League Pass. There is no local or radio coverage for this game.

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