Ntilikina totaled seven points (3-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt), three steals and two assists in the Knicks' 140-121 victory over the Kings on Thursday. In his first game action since Dec. 29, Ntilikina played 23 minutes and picked up a season-high steals total. The guard has not been a consistent feature in the Knicks' rotation this season and also missed some time due to COVID-19 protocols, but with Elfrid Payton (hamstring) out of the lineup Ntilikina saw some extended playing time. On the season, Ntilikina has played in five games and averaged 5.0 points, 1.2 steals and 1.0 assist.
Ntilikina (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) was active for Wednesday's game against the Magic, but he didn't play in the Knicks' 107-89 loss. Ntilikina had been away from the Knicks for four consecutive games while waiting to clear the protocol. He hadn't been a fixture in head coach Tom Thibodeau's rotation prior to missing time, so Ntilikina's lack of usage in his return came as little surprise. Ntilikina will likely need a trade elsewhere just to attain a degree of fantasy relevance in deeper leagues.
Ntilikina (COVID-19 protocols) will be available for Wednesday's game against Orlando, Ian Begley of SportsNet New York reports. Ntilikina has continued to test negative for COVID-19, clearing the league's health and safety protocols. The 22-year-old guard hasn't been in the team's rotation of late, not appearing in a game since Dec. 29.
Ntilikina (COVID-19 protocols) won't play Monday against the Hawks. Ntilikina will miss another game due to the league's health and safety protocols. His next chance to return will be Wednesday against Orlando.
Ntilikina (COVID-19 protocols) is out Saturday against the Rockets. Ntilikina continues to be sidelined due to health and safety protocols and, between that and a knee injury, hasn't seen the court since Dec. 29. His next chance to suit up arrives Monday against the Hawks.
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