New York listening to offers for Frank Ntilikina
The New York Knicks appear to be on the cusp of making some major changes this offseason. It seems guard Frank Ntilikina may not be around to see them through.
The Knicks are gearing up to make a splash this offseason. According to Ian Begley of SNY.tv, they are reportedly shopping Ntilikina for a potential trade:
It’s logical to think that there are no players on the Knicks roster who are off limits when it comes to potential trades, but 2017 first-round pick Frank Ntilikina is one player who members of the organization are open to listening to offers on, sources confirm.
The prospect of the Knicks looking to cut ties with Ntilikina is certainly not too far-fetched. They made quite the investment when they selected him with the eighth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Unfortunately, he has struggled to justify the hype that comes with being a lottery pick in New York. As a result, they could be looking to cash in on teams that are still intrigued by his potential.
Recent reports suggest that the Knicks could be looking to get back either a late first-rounder or second-rounder. They may have to hope for the latter considering Ntilikina’s early struggles thus far in his career. After dealing with his fair share of injuries this season, he has only averaged 5.9 points on 35.4 percent shooting in 21.6 minutes per game through his first two years.
Regardless, he is still just 21 years old and still has plenty of time to develop into the type of difference-maker New York believed him to be. It will be interesting to see if there are other teams that feel the same way.