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Hornets' Frank Ntilikina: Won't play against Brooklyn
Ntilikina (lower leg) is out for Thursday's game versus the Nets.
Ntilikina has yet to suit up this season while recovering from a left tibia fracture. However, he was seen working out after Charlotte's practice Wednesday, Roderick Boone of The Charlotte Observer reports.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Frank Ntilikina: Still out
Ntilikina (lower leg) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Knicks.
Ntilikina continues to rehab from a left tibia fracture. His next chance to make his season debut will arrive Thursday in Brooklyn, but there's been no indication he's close to being cleared.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Frank Ntilikina: Won't play against Orlando
Ntilikina (lower leg) is out for Sunday's game versus the Magic.
Ntilikina has yet to make his preseason debut due to a left tibia fracture. His next chance to suit up is Tuesday's matchup with the Knicks.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Frank Ntilikina: Still out
Ntilikina (lower leg) has been ruled out for Wednesday's matchup against the Wizards.
Ntilikina is still recovering from a non-displaced fracture of his left tibia which he sustained during preseason action. It's unclear when he'll be able to make his regular-season debut.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Frank Ntilikina: Remains out
Ntilikina (lower leg) has been ruled out for Monday's matchup against the Celtics.
Ntilikina has yet to play during the regular season after suffering a non-displaced fracture of his left tibia during preseason action. He's due for another evaluation soon, but barring an update it doesn't appear as though he'll return to game action anytime soon.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Frank Ntilikina: Out at least four weeks
Ntilikina suffered a non-displaced fracture of his left tibia during Thursday's preseason game against the Celtics and will be re-evaluated in four weeks.
Ntilikina averaged 3.0 points, 2.8 assists, 1.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 16.4 minutes across his four appearances this preseason. While Ntilikina isn't expected to receive a significant role for Charlotte during the coming campaign regardless, he will miss the beginning of the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Frank Ntilikina: Injures knee Thursday
Ntilikina suffered a left knee hyperextension and wasn't able to return to Thursday's preseason game against the Celtics.
This is a tough blow for Ntilikina with Opening Night less than a week away. The defensive-minded guard struggled during the preseason and likely won't be in the rotation out of the gate.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Frank Ntilikina: Cleared for Tuesday
Ntilikina (hamstring) is active for Tuesday's preseason contest against Miami.
Ntilikina will operate in a Hornets backcourt lacking Theo Maledon (shoulder), Bryce McGowens (ankle), James Bouknight (knee), as well as Cody Martin (knee). He'll still compete with Amari Bailey, Nick Smith and Edmond Sumner for backup minutes.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Frank Ntilikina: Probable Tuesday
Ntilikina is probable for Tuesday's preseason game against Miami due to a right hamstring injury.
Ntilikina sustained a hamstring injury during a World Cup friendly in August but was a full participant at the Hornets' first training camp practice last week. Although he's on the team's injury report ahead of the preseason opener, he'll likely be able to suit up against the Heat.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Frank Ntilikina: Healthy for first practice
Ntilikina (hamstring) was a full participant at Charlotte's first training camp practice Tuesday, Sam Perley of the Hornets' official site reports.
Ntilikina suffered a hamstring injury during a World Cup Exhibition for France in August, but he completed a full recovery. The 25-year-old is competing for Charlotte's backup point guard spot. Given Ntilikina's reputation as a defensive-minded guard and Charlotte's deployment of similarly-tailored Dennis Smith in that role last season, Ntilikina might be the frontrunner.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Frank Ntilikina: Injured during World Cup exhibition
Ntilikina suffered an undisclosed injury while playing for France during a World Cup friendly against Lithuania on Friday and won't be able to compete in the World Cup at the end of August, Eurohoops.net reports.
Ntilikina will now shift his focus on getting healthy for Charlotte's training camp, which starts in early October. The 2017 lottery pick has struggled to carve out a role in the NBA, spending four years with the Knicks and two years in Dallas before agreeing to a one-year deal with the Hornets this summer. Ntilikina is on the outskirts of Charlotte's crowded backcourt depth chart and will likely be battling for a roster spot during training camp and preseason action.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Frank Ntilikina: Inks deal with Charlotte
The Hornets signed Ntilikina to a one-year contract Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Ntilikina will join the Hornets after spending the last two seasons with the Mavericks. The 25-year-old guard averaged 2.9 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 12.9 minutes across 47 appearances in 2022-23. Ntilikina will likely compete for a depth role in Charlotte's backcourt.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Frank Ntilikina: Gets starting nod
Ntilikina is in the starting five for Friday's game versus the Bulls.
Ntilikina and Jaden Hardy will replace Kyrie Irving (foot) and Tim Hardaway (ankle) in the starting lineup Friday. Ntilikina is averaging 2.7 points, 3.0 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 22.0 minutes across his previous three starts this season.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Frank Ntilikina: Available to play
Ntilikina (knee) will be available to play Sunday against the Hawks.
Ntilikina might see some marginal minutes behind Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic, but with Dallas' backcourt healthy, it's unlikely he'll be on the floor enough to be able to impact fantasy hoops.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Frank Ntilikina: Questionable at Atlanta
Ntilikina (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Hawks.
Ntilikina snared a questionable designation for the third straight game Sunday and has been downgraded to out for each of the last two. Another absence could open up more opportunities for Jaden Hardy and Justin Holiday.... See More ... See Less
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