There is an "NBA-wide" commercial interest in the Knicks' second-year guard Frank Ntilikinaaccording to Mike Vorkunov of Athletic.
The Orlango Magic are part of the teams that interest him, while the Philadelphia 76ers were looking for him in the Knicks-76ers game Wednesday, according to Vorkunov.
Ntilikina, 20, first choice in New York in 2017, has been scoreless in two consecutive games and four times in the last 10, but a different scout told Vorkunov that Ntilikina was a player.
In post as a playmaker, Ntilikina has held other positions in the field, including at 2 and 3, given her 7-foot wingspan.
Although he had trouble with the attack – he scored double digit only three times this season – Ntilikina, six-foot-six, focused on his defense in his first two seasons in the league.
His attack averages this season – 5.9 points, 2.7 assists and 1.9 rebounds per game – are similar to what he got as a rookie (5.9 / 3.2 / 2.3) . Its PER this year (5.7) is lower than last season's (7.0), however its VORP has slightly improved from -0.8 to -0.4.
Ntilikina started the first 14 games of the season but came back from the bench behind Emmanuel Mudiay In the past nine games, head coach David Fizdale has continued to test different starting lineups in his first season at the helm.
The Knicks have already exercised their option for the third year, amounting to $ 4.9 million, on Ntilikina's rookie contract, but that did not stop one from thinking that the Knicks could to sell.