Rumor: Knicks currently have no deal in place for Frank Ntilikina
The Knicks currently have no deal in place to part ways with point guard Frank Ntilikina, according to Steve Popper of Newsday.
The Knicks are reportedly looking for a second round pick in exchange for Ntilikina, but it looks like teams around the league aren’t even willing to give up that for Frank.
Latest I am hearing is that Frank Ntilikina survives the night in NY – of course subject to change with offers, but no deal in place.
— Steve Popper (@StevePopper) June 20, 2019
Ntilikina has career averages of 5.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 121 games with the Knicks while shooting 35.4 percent from the field, 30.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free-throw line.
The Knicks drafted Ntilikina with the eighth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. New York was hoping Frank would turn into a franchise point guard for them. That clearly won’t happen, as Ntilikina is severely limited in what he can do on offense.
Ntilikina has all the makings of being a bust in the NBA. Knicks fans are ready to see him go for just about anything in return, especially now that they have Dennis Smith Jr. New York will draft Duke small forward R.J. Barrett with the third overall pick in tonight’s draft.
We’ll see if the Knicks are able to find a taker for Ntilikina later in the summer. It looks like he’ll remain a Knick, though, for the time being.