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Knicks’ Frank Ntilikina “will progress his on-court activity,” to be re-evaluated after New York’s 3-game road trip

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The New York Knicks are not intent on winning games at a rapid rate these days. With the lowly Eastern Conference franchise currently sitting in last place in the standings, the Knicks will remain without the services of guard Frank Ntilikina for at least the foreseeable future.

However, Ntilikina will be making his return to the court before long; the Knicks have provided a formal update regarding his health.

“Frank Ntilikina (sore groin) was re-evaluated yesterday,” reads the Knicks’ official statement regarding the matter. “He is improving and will progress his on-court activity this week, including controlled contact. He will be re-evaluated after the team’s road trip.”

In addition to the ailing Ntilikina, the Knicks are also without big man Noah Vonleh at the moment. Vonleh, who has been one of the few bright spots for the team this season, suffered a hip injury on Wednesday, which has forced him to the sidelines.

“[Friday] when we were going through our stuff [in practice], he was gimping a little bit, and by the time we got here today, that thing was basically locked up,” Knicks head coach David Fizdale told The New York Post over the weekend. “Hopefully we can get him back for this trip.”

The Knicks will likely finish at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings; the team currently owns a dismal 13-53 record on the season. However, the Knicks remain in line to receive a top pick in this year’s NBA Draft, which is jam-packed with collegiate talent.