After missing out on an All-Rookie Team, New York Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina looks to bounce back and show his worth in 2018-19.
The 2017-18 season did not quite go according to plan for the New York Knicks. Their big star, Kristaps Porzingis, missed the final two months of the season due to a torn ACL injury, which he still hasn’t recovered from. Rookie Frank Ntilikina did not quite exceed expectations either.
Ultimately, playoff time was absent once again in New York as yet another lottery selection was inevitable. Drafting Kevin Knox with the ninth overall pick, the Knicks look to continue their rebuilding mode, hoping to compete in the near future.
During the 78 games he appeared in, Ntilikina averaged 5.9 points and 3.2 assists in 21.9 minutes per game. Having started in just nine of those games, the Knicks were led to obtaining other point guards, ultimately giving the starting spot to like Trey Burke.
Now without their big star, many members of the Knicks could seize every opportunity given to them as their time on the court will surely increase. Ntilikina could be one of those guys if he capitalizes on every given opportunity.
As the 2018-19 NBA season is about to start, Frank Ntilikina will keep developing in the hopes that he will ultimately be the franchise point guard.