Coach Jeff Hornacek said Friday that Ntilikina will compete for the starting point guard job, Marc Berman of the New York Post reports.
The Knicks made Ntilikina the eighth overall pick in the 2017 Draft, but just how NBA-ready the Frenchman is remains to be seen. New York isn't exactly stacked with talent at the point guard spot, but if Hornacek opts to bring Ntilikina along slowly, the likes of Ramon Sessions and Ron Baker would pick up increased minutes early in the season. In most standard leagues, Ntilikina is essentially an afterthought, and until he has a chance to log significant NBA minutes, he's much more attractive in dynasty formats.
Ntilikina (knee) is questionable for Wednesday's summer league action against the Magic, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.
Ntilikina continues to deal with knee issues, putting his status for Wednesday's summer league game in limbo. He should probably be considered questionable for the Knicks' final two summer league contests -- and even that might be optimistic -- as it seems likely that the team would play it safe with their most-recent lottery pick.
Ntilikina (knee) will not play in Monday's Orlando Summer League game against the Thunder, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.
Ntilikina's absence comes as no surprise with the Knicks electing to play it safe with the health of their top draft pick. The sore right knee could ultimately keep him sidelined for the entirety of Orlando's Summer League, so there's a chance he doesn't play Wednesday against the Magic either.
Ntilikina (knee) isn't expected to play in Monday's Orlando Summer League game against the Magic, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.
Ntilikina is still troubled by the sore right knee he sustained in the practices leading up to summer-league play, so it looks like his Knicks debut will have to wait a bit longer. While the team would surely likely to see its top draft pick in action, the rookie's health remains the organization's top concern.
Ntilikina (knee) is not expected to play in Sunday's game against the Pistons in the Orlando Summer League, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports.
Knicks fans will have to continue to wait to see their top pick in action, as Ntilikina is still working back from a minor knee injury. He's not currently in danger of missing any regular season action, but the Knicks will likely be overly cautious with him to avoid any lingering issues.
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