Frank Ntilikina News

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Coach Jeff Hornacek said Frank Ntilikina didn't play in the fourth quarter of Monday's win over the Clippers due to an illness. Ntilikina failed to score and had just one assist and four turnovers in 11 minutes over the first three quarters on Monday. "He’s been fighting it two, three days now. He just didn’t have it (vs LAC)," said Hornacek. "He actually said, ‘I’m not helping the team now.’ Frank’s a smart player. He realized he didn’t have enough energy. He sacrificed." The Knicks next game is Wednesday vs. the Raptors. We should have an update on Ntilikina after Wednesday's shootaround.

Rotoworld

Nov 21 - 12:18 PM

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Ntilikina was benched for the fourth quarter of Monday's 107-85 win over the Clippers after experiencing flu-like symptoms, Marc Berman of the New York Post reports. Ntilikina clearly seemed to be affected by the illness earlier in the contest, as he committed four turnovers while scoring no points and contributing one assist in 11 minutes before Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek turned to veteran Ramon Sessions to man the point in the final period. Hornacek said afterward that the rookie had been fighting the flu for "two, three days now," but the hope is that an off day Tuesday will be all Ntilikina needs to recover in time to play Wednesday against the Raptors. The 11 minutes were Ntilikina's fewest in any game since the season opener, but once he's healthy again, it's expected his playing time will tick back up at the expense of Sessions and Jarrett Jack.

Fantasy Alarm

Nov 21 - 10:23 AM

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Frank Ntilikina had a night to forget on Monday vs. the Clippers, finishing scoreless on two missed shots with one assist and four turnovers in 11 minutes. Like most rookies, The Frenchise is going to have an up-and-down season, but it's been mostly positive (especially on defense). He doesn't offer much in fantasy at this point in his career besides steals and assists, so treat him like a stash or watch his progress from the wire. He should eventually overtake Jarrett Jack as the starter.

Rotoworld

Nov 20 - 11:19 PM

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Courtney Lee said he's noticed that Frank Ntilikina is more confident on the floor. "He already had the physical gifts, being 6-5, 6-6, with long arms and the foot quickness and it's him just learning the terminology and learning where to be at," Lee said of the rookie. "You knew that was gonna take time, but he's matured fast." Ntilikina is tied for second in the league in steals per game (2.0), leading the NBA in steals per 36 minutes (3.5) and third in the league in deflections per 36 minutes (4.3), and coach Jeff Hornacek said the team has "great confidence" in him defensively. It won't be long before he's starting, so Ntilikina is a fun player to stash at the end of your roster.

Rotoworld

Nov 16 - 9:32 AM

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Frank Ntilikina chipped in seven points and four rebounds in 20 minutes during a 106-101 win vs. the Jazz on Wednesday. Ntilikina was coming off a six-steal game vs. the Cavs on Monday, and he added two more tonight. He didn't have any assists, but owners will have to take the good with the bad from the 19-year-old PG. He had played at least 23 minutes in the Knicks' previous five games, which is where he'll likely be vs. Toronto on Friday.

Rotoworld

Nov 15 - 10:35 PM

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Ntilikina notched seven points (2-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six steals, three rebounds, and two assists in 24 minutes during Monday's 104-101 loss to the Cavaliers. Ntilikina continues to show impressive flashes, especially on the defensive end, as he swiped a new career high in takeaways. With that being said, Ntilikina has scored in double figures just once through 10 appearances, and fantasy owners shouldn't be expecting much outside of the assist and steal departments.

Fantasy Alarm

Nov 14 - 1:46 AM

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Frank Ntilikina racked up a career-high six steals in Monday's 104-101 loss to Cleveland, finishing with seven points (2-of-5 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), three boards, two assists and three turnovers in 24 minutes. LeBron James called out the Knicks for drafting Ntilikina over Dennis Smith Jr., but The Frenchise showed why the Knicks love him so much with a dominant display on the defensive end, becoming the first Knicks rookie with more than 5 steals in a game since Mark Jackson in 1987. He also got into a shoving match with LeBron and the MSG crowd was rocking every time he made a big play. New York’s future is certainly bright, as the duo of Ntilikina and Kristaps Porzingis had a net rating of +44.7 prior to Monday which ranks 1st in the NBA. It won’t be long before he’s starting and he’s worth picking up if you’re targeting steals and assists. Like most rookies, efficiency will be an issue, though.

Rotoworld

Nov 13 - 10:33 PM

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Kristaps Porzingis voiced his support for Frank Ntilikina after LeBron James said that the Knicks should've drafted Dennis Smith Jr. "I don’t know why he made those comments. All I can say is we love Frank, we’re happy with him," Porzingis said. "He’s doing a great job, he’s playing great and he’s doing what he’s supposed to. I would not change Frank for anybody. Simple." Porzingis has been a leader on and off the court and it's nice to see him stand up for the rookie. The Cavaliers are in town on Monday, so LeBron's comments should give the Knicks plenty of bulletin-board material.

Rotoworld

Nov 13 - 10:24 AM

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Ntilikina finished with six points (3-7 FG), a career-high nine assists, four rebounds, one steal and one block across 23 minutes during Wednesday's 112-99 loss to the Magic.

RotoWire

Nov 08 - 10:55 PM

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Frank Ntilikina came off the bench and played 26 minutes on Tuesday, but hit just 1-of-5 shots for three points, three rebounds and eight assists. He's starting to make some noise and he played four more minutes than Jarrett Jack tonight, so it could just be a matter of time before he's starting for the Knicks. If you're hurting at point guard, stashing Frankie makes sense if you have someone to cut. It's hard to imagine Jack continuing to start for too much longer.

Nov 07 - 10:57 PM

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