Every NBA team spends the first few days after the draft getting to know its new players -- their strengths, their weaknesses, you know ... how to spell their last names.
The New York Knicks are apparently going to need more practice with that last one, as they misspelled the name of No. 8 overall draft pick Frank Ntilikina on his practice jersey during Wednesday's summer league practice.
As you can see, the Knicks spelled his name N-T-I-L-I-N-K-A instead of the correct N-T-I-L-I-K-I-N-A.
Sure, that's about as tough a surname as we've seen in the NBA since Giannis Antetokounmpo (the Knicks actually drafted his brother Thanasis in 2014, so they should be used to this sort of thing), but wouldn't that make you take even MORE precaution when doling out letters onto the back of his practice jersey?
Ntilikina is a promising, lanky 6-5 point guard who hasn't even turned 19 years old yet, and he has been tabbed with becoming the point guard of the future in New York. Needless to say, this probably isn't the first impression they wanted to make.
It's a small error, but amid the Knicks' dysfunction over the past few seasons it's just one more thing to add to the list.