The New York Knicks are simply having yet another season to forget about. However, do not tell Knicks rookie guard Frank Ntilikina any of that nonsense. The 19-year-old is valuing every minute that goes towards improving his game.
According to an article written by Al Iannazzone of Newsday, the experience Ntilikina continues to get throughout the season is simply irreplaceable.
“When I’m aggressive like that it opens up a lot more for me and for my teammates also,” Ntilikina said. “So I know it’s only a matter of time how I’m going to be and what impact I’m going to give on that court. I know I can do a lot of great things here. So that will be my job, every time, to work hard and to make myself become the best player I can become.”
Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek is already quite impressed with Ntilikina's progress, hinting that he will get even more minutes of action on the court going forward.
“It’s just experience,” coach Hornacek said. “He’s 19 years old. You have some nights where you feel you have great energy, some nights not. That’s something you learn going through the league. Sometimes it takes a couple of years. Sometimes guys get it right off the bat. He’s been pretty good with that. He had that one little stretch, but he hasn’t had that in a while. We love what Frank does and his abilities, so we’ll continue to try and give him more and more minutes.”
New York, who have won two straight games after losing nine in a row, travel to play the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena tomorrow night.